The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Whitworth, Robert Percy
Whitworth, Robert Percy, was born in England in 1831. He landed in New South Wales in 1855, and, after a varied experience, joined the reporting staff of the Empire in Sydney. He was subsequently in Queensland, and in 1864 became connected with the Melbourne press. He wrote a successful farce, entitled Catching a Conspirator, in 1867, and assisted in compiling a series of colonial gazetteers.