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Biographical entry Wyndham, George (1801 - 1870)

Born
1801
Dinton, Wiltshire, England
Died
24 December 1870
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Occupation
Viticulturist and Agriculturalist

Summary

George Wyndham settled near Branxton in the Hunter River valley, New South Wales, and began experimental farming with such crops as maize, wheat, hemp, mustard, castor oil, tobacco, millet, cape barley and the grape varieties Hermitage, Cabernet and Shiraz.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • George Wyndham - Records, 1830 - 1840, B1313; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • George Wyndham - Records, 1827 - 1869, ML MSS 190; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Private hands (Wyndham, H.S.)

  • George Wyndham - Records, 1801 - 1870; Private hands (Wyndham, H.S.). Details

Published resources

Books

  • Wyndham, H. A., A Family History, 1688-1837, the Wyndhams of Somerset, Sussex and Wiltshire, London, 1950. Details

Book Sections

  • McKinney, Judith Wright, 'Wyndham, George (1801-1870), farmer, wine-grower and pastoralist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 2, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967, pp. 630-631. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020576b.htm. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.