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Chisholm, Henry John (1839–1923)

Colonel Henry John Chisholm, whose death occurred on Wednesday after a comparatively short illness was for many years in the Justice Department, and subsequently he held the position of police magistrate at Yass and at Wollongong. While in the Justice Department he was Captain of the Duke of Edinburgh Highlanders, and was one of the founders of the Highland Society of New South Wales, of which he was honorary secretary for more than 18 years. Colonel Chisholm was the last surviving son of the late Caroline Chisholm, who was well-known in Australian history as the "immigrant's friend," and who, after many years' labour in New South Wales in the early days, was invited by the House of Commons to address members on Australia, its conditions, and particularly immigration. The late Caroline Chisholm was granted permission by the New South Wales Government to frank her own letters—a privilege, it is claimed, only once before granted to a woman, the wife of the President of the United States.

Colonel Chisholm has left a widow and six children.

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'Chisholm, Henry John (1839–1923)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/chisholm-henry-john-13620/text24372, accessed 30 September 2020.

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