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Biographical entry Read, Richard (1765? - 1829?)

Born
1765?
London, England
Died
1829?
Occupation
Artist

Summary

Richard Read was sentenced in London in July 1812 and transported to Australian onboard the Earl. He was given a ticket-of-leave in December 1813 and was eventually fully pardoned in March 1925. In November 1814 Read established Australia's first drawing school. He not only taught drawing, but also painted portraits and decorated many of the colonial mansions including Government House. Read soon became one of the colony's most sort after artists and painted portraits of many of the country's top people including the Governor Macquarie.

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1812 - 1813
Life event - Transported to New South Wales for fourteen years imprisonment
1813
Life event - Received a ticket-of-leave in December
1814
Life event - His wife and daughter arrived in Australia as free settlers in January
1814 - c. 1829
Career position - Established a drawing school in Pitt St, Sydney
April 1819
Life event - Conditionally pardoned
March 1825
Life event - Received an absolute pardon
c. 1929 -
Career position - Established a farm

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McCarthy, G.J.