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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Gwynne, Edward Castres

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Gwynne, Edward Castres, was born at Lewes, in Sussex, in 1811, and having been called to the bar, practised his profession in England. He emigrated to South Australia in 1839, and was a nominee member of the mixed Legislative Council from 1851 to 1856. When responsible government was conceded he was elected to the new Legislative Council, in which he sat from 1856 to 1859. He held office as Attorney-General in the Baker Ministry from August to September 1857. In March 1859 he was appointed third judge of the Supreme Court of South Australia, and in 1867 second judge of the Supreme Court and primary judge in Equity, and was for some time Acting Chief Justice in 1869-70, retiring from the Bench on Feb. 28th, 1881. He took a great interest in viticulture, and had one of the largest and best orangeries in the colonies at the Glynde, near Adelaide. He died on June 10th, 1888.