The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Randell, William Richard
Randell, William Richard, was born in May 1824 at Sidbury, Devonshire, England, and went to South Australia with his parents in 1837. Until 1853 he was engaged in pastoral pursuits, but in July of that year he anticipated Captain Cadell in navigating the Murray, in a small steamer which he built for the purpose and named the Mary Ann. Two years later he explored the Murrumbidgee and Darling in the Gemini. Mr. Randell received a reward of £300 from the South Australian Government and £400 was raised for him by public subscription.