Edward Gibbon Wakefield

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Edward Gibbon Wakefield

Birthplace: London, UK
Death: Died in Wellington, New Zealand
Immediate Family:

Son of Edward Wakefield and Susanna Wakefield
Husband of Eliza Susan Wakefield and Ellen Wakefield
Father of Edward Jerningham Wakefield and female ? Wakefield
Brother of Catherine Gurney Torlesse; Daniel Bell Wakefield; Captain Arthur Wakefield; William Hayward Wakefield; Col. FNU Wakefield and 2 others

Occupation: 'the Colonizer' author 'A letter from Sydney' emigrated NZ
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About Edward Gibbon Wakefield

Edward Gibbon Wakefield (20 March 1796 – 16 May 1862) was a British politician, the driving force behind much of the early colonisation of South Australia, and later New Zealand. Wakefield, who in 1816 married Eliza Pattle (1799 – 1820), was the eldest son of Edward Wakefield (1774 – 1854) and Susanna Crash (1767 – 1816). He is mentioned and criticised in Chapter 33 of Karl Marx's Das Kapital (Volume 1)



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March 20, 1796
London, UK
August 9, 1816
Age 20
Saint Cuthberts Edinburgh, Midlothian, Scotland
June 25, 1820
Age 24
London, England
March 18, 1826
Age 29
May 18, 1862
Age 66
Wellington, New Zealand