William Richman Piddington
William Richman Piddington (1815 - 1887), by unknown photographer, courtesy of State Library of New South Wales. PX*D 624. .Image Details
PIDDINGTON, WILLIAM RICHMAN (1815-1887), bookseller and politician, was born in London, brought up in the book trade and worked in Edgely's Book Shop, Bond Street. In 1838 he migrated to New South Wales and farmed for a time on the Hunter. He returned to Sydney and in February 1848 joined W. A. Colman, bookseller of George Street. When the partnership was wound up after Colman's death fourteen months later, Piddington narrowly avoided bankruptcy and set up on his own. In 1853 he published The Bushranger: A Play, and Other Poems by Charles Harpur.
Nurtured in the English radical politics of Joseph Hume, Piddington soon became active in public affairs. In June 1849 he had protested against the landing of convicts from the Hashemy and became a member ...Read more at the source website