About Edward Forde
An Irish watercolourist and surveyor, Edward Forde arrived in Australia in the early 1860s and married the natural history artist Helena Scott. He died after contracting fever on an expedition to survey the Darling River.
Marriage announced in "The Sydney Morning Herald" of 8 April 1864 and "The Maitland Mercury & Hunter River General Advertiser of Saturday 9 April 1864:
"On the 5th instant, at the residence, of the bride's father, Ash Island, Hexham (the usual place of worship), by the Rev. T. L. Dodd, assisted by the Rev. William Allworth, Edward Forde, Esq., third son of the late Henry Forde, Esq., to Helena, younger daughter of Alexander Walker Scott, Esq., M.A., M.L.C. 2335"