Wentworth, W. C. (William Charles) (1790-1872)

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Wentworth, W. C. (1790-1872)
Wentworth, William Charles (1790-1872)
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Explorer; Author; Barrister; Landowner; Statesman
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Biographies

William Charles Wentworth (1790-1872), explorer, author, barrister, landowner, and statesman, was the son of Catherine Crowley, who was convicted at the Staffordshire Assizes in July 1788 of feloniously...

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William Wentworth crossed the Blue Mountains in 1813 with G. Blaxland and W. Lawson, thus opening up the interior to pastoralists.

Born on board the , ca July 1790. Died England, 20 March 1872. Acting provost-marshall, New South Wales 1811, granted 1750 acres in the Nepean (Vermont estate), studied law in England 1817-21, published 1819 (revised and enlarged editions 1820 an d 1824), returned to Sydney 1824, joint publisher of the 1824-28, was responsible for the system of military juries being abolished 1829 and the introduction of trial by jury 1830, fought for self-government, foundation vice-president, Australian Patriotic Association 1835, Legislative Council 1843-54, played a leading part in establishing in 1848-49 the first real system of state primary education in New South Wales, led the movement resulting in the founding of the University of Sydney, which he helped to endow. Commemorated by the town of Wentworth Falls in the Blue Mountains, portraits in the chamber of the Legislative Assembly in Sydney and in the Mitchell Library, and a statue in the Great Hall of the University of Sydney.

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Amongst the items of recent news received from England by the Suez mail, and transmitted to us by the agency of the telegraph from Adelaide on Saturday, is the notice of the decease of William Charles...

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Resources for W. C. Wentworth

Selected resources (3)

Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Wentworth, William Charles
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Wentworth, William Charles (1790-1872), explorer, author, barrister, landowner, and statesman
    Persse, Michael
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 2, 582-590
  3. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

Resources by W. C. Wentworth (66)

  1. William Charles Wentworth - certificate of reception into the degree of Rose-Croix, presented to him in Paris, 1818
    Wentworth, W. C. (William Charles), 1790-1872
    [ Unpublished : 1818 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. Pocket book
    Wentworth, W. C. (William Charles), 1790-1872
    [ Unpublished : 1817 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 250,748.062)

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  3. Papers
    Wentworth, W. C. (William Charles), 1790-1872
    [ Unpublished : 1851 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. A Statistical, historical and political description of the colony of New South Wales and its dependent settlements in Van Diemen's Land with a particular enumeration of the advantages which these colonies offer for emigration and &c. : [book review] ...
    Wentworth, W. C. (William Charles), 1790-1872
    [ Book : 1820 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 200,003.578)

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  5. Public funeral of the late William Charles Wentworth : Tuesday, 6th May, 1873
    White, G. B., fl. 1830-185-?
    [ Unpublished : 1846-1893 ]
    At National Library
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  6. Letter to the shareholders of the Queensland Sheep Investment Company : in reply to certain statements made by Mr. W.C. Wentworth, at a meeting of the company held in London on 2nd November, 1865 / by Alexander Campbell
    Campbell, Alexander
    [ Book : 1866 ]
    View online
    At 2 libraries
    Letter to the shareholders of the Queensland Sheep Investment Company : in reply to certain statements made by Mr. W.C. Wentworth, at a meeting of the company held in London on 2nd November, 1865 / by Alexander Campbell
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 190,516.094)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 190,516.094)

  7. 'William Charles Wentworth's memoranda of the Tour of Discovery across the Blue Mountains in N.S.W. by Messrs Blaxland and Wentworth and Lieutenant Lawson in 1813', and correspondence with the Colonial Office, 1813-1817
    Wentworth, W. C. (William Charles), 1790-1872
    [ Unpublished : 1813-1817 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  8. Journal of an expedition, across the Blue Mountains
    Wentworth, W. C. (William Charles), 1790-1872
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1813 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 176,962.828)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 176,962.828)

  9. A statistical account of the British settlements in Australasia ... by W.C. Wentworth ... . An account of the colony of Van Diemen's Land ... by Edward Curr ... . Geographical memoirs on New South Wales ... edited by Barron Field ..
    Curr, Edward, 1798-1850
    [ Book : 1825 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  10. Letter : Maitland, N.S.W. to Robert Towns
    Wentworth, W. C. (William Charles), 1790-1872
    [ Unpublished : 1844 ]
    At 2 libraries
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Resources about W. C. Wentworth (202)

  1. Pocket book
    Wentworth, W. C. (William Charles), 1790-1872
    [ Unpublished : 1817 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 251,215.641)

  2. Papers
    Wentworth, W. C. (William Charles), 1790-1872
    [ Unpublished : 1851 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. A Statistical, historical and political description of the colony of New South Wales and its dependent settlements in Van Diemen's Land with a particular enumeration of the advantages which these colonies offer for emigration and &c. : [book review] ...
    Wentworth, W. C. (William Charles), 1790-1872
    [ Book : 1820 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. Public funeral of the late William Charles Wentworth : Tuesday, 6th May, 1873
    White, G. B., fl. 1830-185-?
    [ Unpublished : 1846-1893 ]
    At National Library
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  5. W. C. Wentworth / by Michael D. de B Collins Persse
    Persse, Michael D. de B Collins
    [ Book : 1986 ]
    At Double Bay Central.
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  6. Letter to the shareholders of the Queensland Sheep Investment Company : in reply to certain statements made by Mr. W.C. Wentworth, at a meeting of the company held in London on 2nd November, 1865 / by Alexander Campbell
    Campbell, Alexander
    [ Book : 1866 ]
    View online
    At 2 libraries
    Letter to the shareholders of the Queensland Sheep Investment Company : in reply to certain statements made by Mr. W.C. Wentworth, at a meeting of the company held in London on 2nd November, 1865 / by Alexander Campbell
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 190,855.359)

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  7. W. C. Wentworth / written by Peter Leyden ; [layout and art: John L. Curtis]
    Leyden, Peter
    [ Book : 1963 ]
    At 4 libraries
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  8. William Charles Wentworth / [Frank S. Greenop]
    Greenop, Frank S. (Frank Sydney)
    [ Book : 1969 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  9. 'William Charles Wentworth's memoranda of the Tour of Discovery across the Blue Mountains in N.S.W. by Messrs Blaxland and Wentworth and Lieutenant Lawson in 1813', and correspondence with the Colonial Office, 1813-1817
    Wentworth, W. C. (William Charles), 1790-1872
    [ Unpublished : 1813-1817 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  10. Journal of an expedition, across the Blue Mountains
    Wentworth, W. C. (William Charles), 1790-1872
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1813 ]
    At National Library
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  1. Wentworth, W. C., (William Charles) (1907-2003)
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  2. Wentworth, William Charles (1872-1949)
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    ... Mr. William Charles Wentworth, of Point Piper, a grandson of the Australian explorer and statesman ... , W. C. Wentworth, died in Sydney yesterday aged 77. Mr. Wentworth is survived by Mrs. W. C. Wentworth,... ...
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  1. PETITION FOR MUNICIPALITY.—WENTWORTH.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 27 August 1878 [Issue No.263 (SUPPLEMENT)] p 3405

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... Wentworth John Clef freeholder Wentworth Albert Baker freeholder ...... Wentworth W. 35. C. Hillier ... freeholder Wentworth Charles Balchin freeholder Wentworth William H. Perry householder Wentworth Samuel ... 757 words
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  2. TITLE DEEDS.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Wednesday 24 June 1835 [Issue No.173] p 442

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... , Northumberland, lot 13. 34. Francis Forbes, 736, acres, Durham, lot 16. 35. William Charles Wentworth, 30 acres ... , Cumberland, lot 17. Deeds dated 6th June, 1835. 36. William Charles Wentworth, 760 acres, Brisbane, lot 1. 37 ... 1121 words
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  3. Government Gazette Notices
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Wednesday 29 August 1838 [Issue No.353] p 675

    Government Gazette Notices

    ... Trustees of Alfred Cox George Suttor No offer. William Lane Thomas Lord Thomas Pearce W. C. Wentworth No ... . No offer. Robert Fitzgerald John Terry Hughes C. W. Corse No offer. PRICE. £ s. d. 264 0 0 32 0 0 250 ... 590 words
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  1. W.C. Wentworth
    Collins Persse, Michael D. de B
    [ Book : 1972 ]
    At RHSV Library
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  2. Report to the Minister in charge of Aboriginal Affairs, the Right Honourable W.C. Wentworth / [submitted by A. Grey]
    National Aboriginal Seminar Sydney, N.S.W.) (1969 :
    [ Book : 1969 ]
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  3. William Charles Wentworth AO : 8 September 1907 - 15 June 2003 / Mick Dodson
    Dodson, Michael, 1950-
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  4. The Wentworth indenture
    Wentworth, William Charles, 1792-1872
    [ Book : 1840-1979 ]
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  1. Papers of W. C. Wentworth
    Wentworth, W. C. (William Charles), 1907-2003
    [ Unpublished : 1974-1988 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Appointment of New Trustee under Will of William Charles Wentworth - F. Wentworth and others to W.C. Wentworth
    [ Unpublished : 1913 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Wentworth family papers, 1785-1827
    Wentworth family
    [ Unpublished : 1785-1827 ]
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    Wentworth family papers, 1785-1827
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  1. Wentworth family
    Wentworth family
    Created by wpjacobs, 12 items.

    Kate Wentworth - West Maitland Public School

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  2. WENTWORTH and Associates
    WENTWORTH and Associates
    Created by chaddock, 13 items.

    Emmott Charles William Wentworth married Louisa Pope in 1831. The couple were both natives of Finchley, Middlesex, England, and raised 3 girls and 4 boys, before arriving on Australian shores at Hobso...

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  3. Charles Heard
    Charles Heard
    Created by sam.heard, 34 items.

    Information about Charles Heard of Balaklava

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  1. William Wentworth interviewed by Ron Hurst for the Parliament's oral history project
    Wentworth, W. C. (William Charles), 1907-2003
    [ Sound : 1984-1987 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Wentworth Lecture 2008
    Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
    [ Sound, Video : 2008 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  3. Vaucluse House : W.C. Wentworth and colonial times
    Historic Houses Trust of New South Wales
    [ Sound : 1985-1986 ]
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  4. A life - Bill Wentworth
    ABC TV (Australia)
    [ Video, Sound : 1995 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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  1. VAUCLUSE HOUSE, SYDNEY THE HOME OF WILLIAM CHARLES WENTWORTH.
    Construction (Sydney, NSW : 1938 - 1954) Wednesday 25 October 1950 p 2 Article Illustrated
    ... . Wentworth was the son of an Irish surgeon, D'arcy Wentworth, who came out in 1790 as assistant surgeon to ... Legislative Council. He retired to England and died there on March 29th., 1872. His struggle for self ... 766 words
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  2. GREAT AUSTRALIANS Career Of W. C. Wentworth
    Voice (Hobart, Tas. : 1931 - 1953) Saturday 12 May 1934 p 6 Article
    ... ,. As-' sistant-Surgeon at . "Botany Bay," which settlement he reached in 1790, bringing with him ... time, in September, 1862. -Full of honors hfe died on March 20th,. 1872, aged 79, at Merley House ... 2062 words
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  3. WILLIAM CHARLES WENTWORTH.
    The Sydney Mail and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1871 - 1912) Wednesday 2 August 1911 p 18 Article
    ... WILLIAM CHARLES WENTWORTH. 'The Story of William C. Wentworth' (Aus tralia's first patriot ... '), Dorsetshire, England, on March 30, 1872. His remains were brought to Sydney by. the ship British. King on ... 2472 words
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  1. Series 02: Papers relating to Anthropology
    [ Photograph, Map ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. [Manly subdivision plans]
    [ Map : 1881-1939 ]
    Possibly online
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  3. [Redfern subdivision plans]
    [ Map : 1863-1937 ]
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  1. Political asylum.(William Charles Wentworth)
    Greenland, Hall
    The Bulletin with Newsweek
    [ Article : 2007 ]
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  2. WILLIAM CHARLES WENTWORTH. (3 June 1927)
    New South Wales. Department of Education;
    The school magazine of literature for our boys and girls
    [ Article : 1927 ]
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    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    WILLIAM CHARLES WENTWORTH. (3 June 1927)
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  3. The Wentworth lecture
    Australian Institute of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Studies
    [ Government publication, Periodical, Archived website : 1978-2019 ]
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  4. William Charles Wentworth AO.(Obituaries)(Obituary)
    Australian Aboriginal Studies
    [ Article : 2003 ]
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