Windeyer, Richard (1806-1847)

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Journalist; Barrister; Politician; Agriculturalist
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Richard Windeyer (1806-1847), journalist, barrister, agriculturist and politician, was born on 10 August 1806 in London, the eldest child of Charles Windeyer and his wife Ann Mary, née Rudd. He remained...

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Richard Windeyer was a prominent figure in New South Wales during the mid 1800s. Prior to arriving in Australia, he worked as journalist on the , the , the and the . Once in Sydney however, he turned his attentions to the law, politics and farming. Windeyer set up a very successful legal practice in Sydney and worked on many high-profile cases. He was such a passionate barrister that he and the opposing council almost came to blows during one trial. This resulted in both men spending Christmas of 1846 in Darlinghurst goal for contempt of court. In 1842 Richard Windeyer was elected to the Legislative Council where he was responsible for many new policies and bills: the monetary confidence bill, a jury reform bill which replaced trial by assessors with trial by jury, and the 'Mr Windeyer's Libel Act' of 1847. He also debated the tariff bill of 1843 and the national school system bill (1844), and helped open trade markets between New South Wales, Van Diemen's Land (Tasmania) and the United Kingdom. In the Hunter valley region, Windeyer established a vineyard, sugar-cane and wheat farm where he also ran cattle, horses and pigs. He spent vast sums of money importing new farming equipment, methods and techniques from Europe and Great Britain to establish one of the most mechanised farms of the time. Windeyer was also president of the local agricultural society and a member of the Aboriginal Protection Society, Sydney Mechanic's School of the Arts and the Australian School Society.

  • Education - Student in the Middle Temple, UK
  • Career position - Called to the Bar
  • Career position - London correspondent for the newspaper
  • Career position - Private legal practice established in Sydney
  • Life event - Migrated to Australia (Sydney)
  • Career position - Purchased land in the Hunter valley to establish a homestead, vineyard and mixed farm
  • Career position - Member for Durham County in the Legislative Council
  • Career position - Introduced a bill to amend jury laws in New South Wales to allow trial by jury
  • Career position - Charged with contempt of court and sent to Darlinghurst goal

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It is with sincere regret that we announce the death of Richard Windeyer,Esq., the member for Durham, which took place at the residence of his brother-in-law, William Henty, Esq., Invermein, near Launceston,...

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Windeyer, Richard
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Windeyer, Richard (1806-1847), journalist, barrister, agriculturist and politician
    Windeyer, J. B.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 2, 615-617

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  1. Camfield and Windeyer letters, 1829-1865
    Windeyer, Richard, 1806-1847
    [ Book : 1978 ]
    At WA State Library
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  2. On the rights of aborigines of Australia / Richard Windeyer
    Windeyer, Richard, 1806-1847
    [ Book : 1979 ]
    At Parliament Library
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  3. Country Courts of Requests Amendment Bill : report from the Select Committee on Country Court of Requests Amendment Bill with minutes of evidence
    New South Wales. Legislative Council. Select Committee on Country Courts of Requests Amendment Bill
    [ Book : 1844 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. Aborigines : report from the Select Committee on the Condition of the Aborigines, with appendix, minutes of evidence and replies to a circular letter / Select Committee on the Condition of the Aborigines
    New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Assembly. Select Committee on the Condition of the Aborigines
    [ Book : 1989 ]
    At 3 libraries
    Aborigines : report from the Select Committee on the Condition of the Aborigines, with appendix, minutes of evidence and replies to a circular letter / Select Committee on the Condition of the Aborigines
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  1. Richard Windeyer
    [ Photograph : 1847 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. Richard Windeyer
    [ Photograph : 1847 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Richard Windeyer
    [ Photograph : 1847 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. Mr Richard Windyer (1806-1847)
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  5. Land purchase : Richard Windeyer 16th March 1840. County Gloucester 1208 acres
    New South Wales. Registrar General
    [ Unpublished : 1840 ]
    At Newcastle Region Lib
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  6. Windeyer family further papers ca. 1826-1897
    Windeyer family
    [ Unpublished : 1897 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  7. Windeyer Family : portrait sitter file
    Windeyer Family
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    At Nat Portrait Gall
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  8. Windeyer family further papers
    Windeyer family
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    At State Library of NSW
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  9. Richard Windeyer : aspects of his work in New South Wales from 1835 to 1847 / J.B. Windeyer
    Windeyer, J. B. (James Brereton), 1939-
    [ Book : 1992 ]
    At 12 libraries
    Richard Windeyer : aspects of his work in New South Wales from 1835 to 1847 / J.B. Windeyer
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  10. Eight lithographic cartoons critical of land regulations introduced by Governor George Gipps in 1844
    Barlow, Edward David
    [ Art work : 1844 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Eight lithographic cartoons critical of land regulations introduced by Governor George Gipps in 1844
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  1. Windeyer, W. C., (William Charles) (1834-1897)
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    ... 29 September 1834, only child of Richard Windeyer and his wife Maria, née Camfield. He arrived in... ... Sir William Charles Windeyer (1834-1897), politician and judge, was born at Westminster, London, on ...
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  2. Windeyer, Mary Elizabeth, (Lady) (1837-1912)
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  3. Windeyer, Edward (1881-1942)
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  1. THE PIONEERS RICHARD WINDEYER OF TOMAGO
    The Voice of the North (NSW : 1918 - 1933) Friday 10 June 1932 p 7 Article
    ... born in London on August 10th, 1806, was a son of Charles Windeyer. After receiving a very liberal ... . During the financial crisis of 1847,   Mr. Windeyer, like many other of the prominent citizens of ... 1187 words
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  2. THE PIONEERS RICHARD WINDEYER OF TOMAGO.
    The Cessnock Eagle and South Maitland Recorder (NSW : 1913 - 1954) Tuesday 19 July 1932 p 6 Article
    ... the Colony. Richard Windeyer, wlio was burn ii-London on August loth, 1806, was a son of Charles ... debating ability, particularly in regard to educational measures.. During the financial crisis of 1847, Mr ... 1237 words
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  3. The Pioneers. RICHARD WINDEYER, OF TOMAGO
    The Scone Advocate (NSW : 1887 - 1954) Friday 29 July 1932 p 6 Article
    ... Windeyer, who was born in London on August 10, 1806, was a son of Charles Windeyer. After receiving a yery ... , particularly in regard to educational measures. During the financial crisis of 1847, Mr. Windeyer, like many ... 1228 words
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  1. Richard Windeyer Thompson and Robert Pigou v. Mary Richardson.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 21 May 1872 [Issue No.143] p 1324

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Iii the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Sheriff's Office, Sydney, 21st May, 1872. Richard ... Windeyer Thompson and Robert Pigou v. Mary Richardson. BY virtue of the authority given by the Act of ... 354 words
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  2. RE will of JOHN RICHARD WINDEYER, late of Glen Innes,
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 4 May 1956 [Issue No.51] p 1308

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... executors of the will of the said John Richard Windeyer, who died on 27tli January, 1956, hereby give notice ... EE will of JOHN RICHARD WINDEYEB, late of Glen Lauea, lu the estate of Mew South Wales, solicitor ... 177 words
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  3. Richard Windeyer Thompson and Robert Pigou v. Mary Richardson.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 28 May 1872 [Issue No.149] p 1376

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    ... Iii the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Sheriff's Office, Sydney, 21sfc May, 1872. Richard ... Windeyer Thompson and Robert Pigou v. Mary Richardson. BY virtue of the authority given by the Act of ... 354 words
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  1. Windeyer family further papers, ca. 1827-1990
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    [ Sound, Photograph : 1990 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. Musicworks,107 : for curious ears
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    [ Sound : 2010 ]
    At Barr Smith Library
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  3. New revelations in Torbay case
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    [ Sound : 2013 ]
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  4. Australia on trial
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation
    [ Video : 2012 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  1. Windeyer
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  3. R A W Green, champion sculler
    R A W Green, champion sculler
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    Newspaper articles concerning the sculling career of Richard Augustus Willoughby Green (1836 - 1921). Champion Sculler of Port Jackson, hence of Australia, several times. In 1862 Green travelled to th...

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  1. Royal Commission on the Constitution of the Commonwealth : evidence of R. Windeyer, K.C
    Windeyer, Richard, 1868-1959
    [ Book : 1928 ]
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  2. On the rights of the Aborigines of Australia / Richard Windeyer
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    At UWA Library
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  3. Mr. Windeyer's great indictment
    Windeyer, Richard, 1868-1959
    [ Book : 1918 ]
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  4. Maleijtse Lees-Konst / Herbert De Jager. On the rights of the Aborigines of Australia / Richard Windeyer. Australian Aborigines : reports etc. on employment and civilization
    De Jager, Herbert
    [ Microform, Book : 1979 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  1. Foreword: Richard Windeyer (1806-1847)
    Windeyer, John; Swinburne University of Technology
    [ Article : 2011 ]
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  2. Richard Windeyer: aspects of his work in New South Wales, 1835-1847
    Windeyer, J. B
    Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
    [ Article : 1964 ]
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  3. GARDEN v. WINDEYER SECONDS OUT!
    The wireless weekly : the hundred per cent Australian radio journal
    [ Article : 1934 ]
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    At Trove DigitalLibrary
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  4. The Windeyers
    The bulletin.
    [ Article : 1925 ]
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