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Who was Thomas Reddall?

Thomas Reddall (1780-1838)

Thomas Reddall came to NSW in 1820 as chaplain and schoolmaster, bringing with him the Bell's system of education using pupil monitors. He lived at Macquarie Fields House where he ran a school, teaching Governor Macquarie's son.

He became rector of St. Peter's, Campbelltown, the first building in the area. He was also a magistrate.

He was the magistrate who investigated the murder in 1826 of Frederick Fisher (later to become "Fisher's Ghost"), leading to the eventual execution of Worrall.

From 1830 he lived in Glen Alpine House . After his death, his 3 married daughters continued to live there until their deaths in the 1890s.

From 1824-1826 Thomas Reddall was Director General of schools in the colony, the first Director General in NSW.