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Edward Gibbon Wakefield
Title : Edward Gibbon Wakefield Edward Gibbon Wakefield
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Date of creation : ca. 1840
Format : Artwork
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Description :
Edward Gibbon Wakefield never came to South Australia but his 'system of colonization' greatly influenced the South Australian Colonisation Commissioners and inspired the 'Act to empower His Majesty to erect South Australia into a British Province', which was drafted by his brother Daniel in 1834.

Wakefield migrated to New Zealand in 1853, becoming a member of the first New Zealand General Assembly in 1854. He died in Wellington in 1862.

Related names :

Wakefield, Daniel

Wakefield, Edward Gibbon, 1796-1862

South Australian Colonization Commission

Period : 1836-1851
Further reading :
Harrop, Angus J. The amazing career of Edward Gibbon Wakefield, London: George Allen and Unwin, 1928; Dunedin: A.H. Reed, 1928
Mills, R.C. The colonization of Australia (1829-42); the Wakefield experiment in empire building, London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1968



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