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Henry Crowe (1836–1904)

Mr. Henry Crowe, who for many years was the recognised seaman's runner at Port Adelaide, died at the Prince Alfred Sailor's Home early on Thursday morning. There are very few shipmasters who have traded to Port Adelaide during the past 20 years who were not personally acquainted with Mr. Crowe. He was an ideal runner, and was invariably sought when sailors were wanted to supply deficiencies in a ship's complement. His burly figure and his calling made him a conspicuous identity at the chief seaport. Mr. Crowe was born in London about 75 years ago, and when a youth joined the Royal Navy. He took part in the Crimea War, and had the medal and clasps, for the battles of Alma and Sebastopol. The deceased arrived m Australia about 1857, and served as a seaman for many years in sailing vessels trading to South Africa, Mauritius, and on the coast, and later worked as a stevedore. Twenty years ago he was appointed seaman's runner by the Marine Board, which position he held until his death. He left two sons, three daughters, and nine grandchildren.

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'Crowe, Henry (1836–1904)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/crowe-henry-33868/text42425, accessed 27 February 2024.

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