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Henry George van Homrigh (1837–1921)

The late Mr. Henry George Van Homrigh, whose death took place at his residence, Edgecumbe, Greenslopes, on 28th May, removes another of Queensland's early pioneers, and one who has helped to make Queensland what it is. He was born in the year 1837 at Delhi, India. At the age of 9 his father, the late Captain Henry Davis Van Homrigh, was mortally wounded at the battle of Mudkee, siege of Delhi (Indian mutiny). After his father's death he proceeded to England with his mother and brothers, and was educated at Cheltenham College. In the year 1850 at the age of 19 he came to Queensland in the sailing ship La Hogue, a ship-mate of his being the late Mr. W. Butler, Kilcoy, a lifelong friendship being established. Following pastoral pursuits, Mr. Van Homrigh eventually took up Landsborough Downs in the Hughenden district. Later he settled in Southern Queensland, and was well known on the Darling Downs, Toowoomba, and Stanthorpe districts. During the last 15 years; Mr. Van Homrigh and family have resided in the Coorparoo district, Brisbane. He leaves a widow and family of eight, six of whom are married. Two sons served in the late war. He was in his 84th year.

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'van Homrigh, Henry George (1837–1921)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 July 2024.

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Delhi, India


28 May, 1921 (aged ~ 84)
Greenslopes, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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