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Braddon, Sir Henry Yule (1863–1955)

Sir Henry Yule Braddon, who died, after a long illness, at his home in Sydney on the 7th September at the age of 92, was best known in pastoral circles through his association with Dalgety and Co. Ltd.

The late Sir Henry Braddon was born in 1863 at Calcutta, India, and was a son of the late Rt. Hon. Sir Edward Braddon, of Tasmania. He was educated at Dulwich College, Eng., and also on the Continent and at the Church of England Grammar School, Launceston, Tas. He joined the service of the Commercial Bank of Tasmania in 1879, and transferred to the Bank of Australasia, Invercargill, New Zealand, in 1881.

He came to Australia with a rugby union football team from New Zealand and decided to remain in this country. He subsequently also represented Australia in rugby union football and was president of the Rugby Union of N.S.W. from 1916-25.

The late Sir Henry Braddon joined Dalgety and Co. Ltd. at Newcastle in 1884 as a clerk. Later he became secretary to the company in Sydney, submanager of the Sydney branch in 1904, manager in 1906, and Australian superintendent in 1914. He occupied this latter position until he retired in 1928.

Sir Henry Braddon, who was created a Knight Bachelor in 1920, had a most active business and political career during his residence in Australia. Besides being president of the Sydney Chamber of Commerce, of the Associated Chambers of Commerce of Australia, and of the Employers' Federation of New South Wales, he represented Australia as Trade Commissioner in the United States during 1918-19. In addition, he was appointed to the Legislative Council of New South Wales in 1917 and remained in that position until he retired in 1940. He was a former member of the Union Club, Australian Club, and the Australian Golf Club, while he was also a former director of the Bank of New Zealand in Australia, Union Trustee Company of Australia Ltd., and various other companies.

Sir Henry Braddon, who was married twice, is survived by Lady Braddon, a daughter, Mrs. John Arnott, and a son, Dr. Peter Braddon. Two other sons predeceased him.

Original publication

  • Pastoral Review and Graziers' Record, 16 September 1955, p 1171 (view original)

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'Braddon, Sir Henry Yule (1863–1955)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 9 August 2020.

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27 April 1863
Kolkata, West Bengal, India


8 September 1955
Woollahra, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

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