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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Wise, His Honour Edward

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Wise, His Honour Edward, sometime Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, was 2nd son of Edward Wise, and was born in the Isle of Wight on August 13th, 1818. He was educated at Rugby, and was called to the Bar at the Middle Temple in 1844. Subsequently he went the Western Circuit, and edited the "Law Reports" of the Court of Queen's Bench, and a work on the "Law of Riots," and on "Bankruptcy." He emigrated to Sydney in 1855, and was Solicitor-General in the Parker Ministry from May to Sept. 1857, and Attorney-General in the Forster Government from Oct. 1859 to Feb. 1860, when he resigned on being appointed a Puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. His health giving way, he went to St. Kilda, near Melbourne, for change of air, and died there on Sept. 28th, 1865. He presented his valuable collection of books to the Sydney Free Public Library. Judge Wise married Maria Bate, daughter of Lieut. John Smith, R.N.