The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Twopenny, Richard Ernest Nowell

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Twopenny, Richard Ernest Nowell, is the son of the Ven. Archdeacon T. Nowell Twopenny, of Adelaide, S.A., by his marriage with Mathilde, daughter of Major Lewis, 54th Foot. He was born on August 1st, 1857, at Little Cisterton Rectory, Rutlandshire, and arrived in Melbourne in May 1876. Mr. Twopenny was secretary to the South Australian Commissions to the Paris, Sydney, and Melbourne Exhibitions of 1878, 1879 and 1880 respectively; one of the commissioners from New Zealand to the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition of 1888, and Executive Commissioner for the New Zealand and South Seas Exhibition in 1890. Mr. Twopenny, who was married at Sydney on Dec. 4th, 1879, to Mary, daughter of Rev. A. H. Wratislaw, was editor of the Otago Daily Times from 1882 to 1890, is author of "Town Life in Australia" and of "L'Australie Méridionale"," and is now the proprietor and editor of the Australian Pastoralist's Review, which he founded in Melbourne in March 1891. He was created an "Officier d'Académie" in 1879.