Edward Dickens

Charles Dickens' Son and New South Wales Politician
Born Mar 13, 1852

Edward Bulwer Lytton Dickens was the youngest son of English novelist Charles Dickens and his wife Catherine and was an Australian politician. Edward 'Plorn' Dickens was clearly named after Edward Bulwer-Lytton — nowadays much satirised for the famous opening line of his 1830 novel Paul Clifford, "It was a dark and stormy night" — and educated at Tunbridge Wells in Kent at a private school owned by the Reverend W.… Read More

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1852 Birth Born in 1852.


1880 28 Years Old He married Constance Desailly, the daughter of a local property-owner, in 1880. … Read More


1886 34 Years Old He lost heavily from bad seasons and in 1886 he was appointed government inspector of runs in the Bourke District. … Read More
1889 37 Years Old Dickens was elected as the member for Wilcannia in the New South Wales Legislative Assembly in 1889 and held the seat until defeated by the Labor Party candidate, Richard Sleath in 1894. … Read More


1902 50 Years Old Died in 1902.
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