Issue Details: First known date: 1940-1954 1940-1954
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When William Charles Wentworth travelled to England to study for the Bar, he discovered that his parents had been convicts. This inspired his lifelong agitation for emancipation and responsible government for New South Wales. However Wentworth was no democrat, and he argued that power should reside in the hands of a few prominent landholders.

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  • Appears in:
    y National Portraits Vance Palmer , Melbourne : Melbourne University Press , 1940 Z1375812 1940 selected work biography Carlton : Melbourne University Press , 1954 pg. 34-45
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