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Edward Lee

Edward Lee was admitted to the University of Sydney in the first cohort of students in 1852, graduating Bachelor of Arts in 1856 and Master of Arts in 1859.


His early days

Son of William Lee, Edward came from a prominent pastoral family in Kelso, in the Bathurst district, was one of ten children and was educated at William Timothy Cape’s school.

His student days at the University of Sydney

Edward Lee was 15 when he was admitted to the University of Sydney in the first cohort of students in 1852, and he graduated Bachelor of Arts in 1856 and Master of Arts in 1859.

His career

His academic education completed, he read for the bar and was called and practised on the Southern and Western Circuits until he was made Crown Prosecutor, a position which he held up to the time of his death in 1888.

From 'The Sydney Morning Herald', 18 April 1888.