|Who fears to speak of '98? |
When cowards mock the patriot's fate.
Who blushes at the name?
Who hangs his head in shame?
However, when he arrived in February 1806 in the Tellicherry, Dwyer was given free settler status. He was given a grant of 100 acres of land on Cabramatta Creek in Sydney. He was later to become Chief of Police (1813–1820) at Liverpool but was dismissed for drunken conduct and mislaying important documents. In December 1822 he was sued for aggrandizing his farm. Bankrupted, he was forced to sell off most of his assets, although this did not save him from several weeks incarceration in the Sydney debtors' prison in May 1825. Here he contracted dysentery, to which he succumbed in August 1825, aged 53.
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