Edward Wilson

(1813—1878) newspaper proprietor and philanthropist in Australia

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(1813–78), born Hampstead, London, migrated to the Port Phillip District in 1842 and took up farming. In 1848 he and J.S. Johnston purchased the Melbourne Argus and incorporated the Daily News in 1852. In those newspapers he voiced his conviction that Port Phillip should be separated from NSW and that transportation should cease. He published an account of his travels in Australia and NZ, Rambles at the Antipodes (1859), illustrated by S.T. Gill.

From The Oxford Companion to Australian Literature in Oxford Reference.

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