Reprint: The Late Mr. Henry Halloran, C.M.G.

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The death of Mr. Henry Halloran, C.M.G., occurred on the 19th instant at his late residence at Mowbray, Ashfield. As a very old colonist, the name of Mr. Halloran has long been familiar in New South Wales, his frequent contributions to the press, and his readiness on all occasions to use his gifts for the celebration of any event of public interest having won for him a place among the poets of Australia. Mr. Halloran was a native of South Africa, having been born in 1811 at Capetown, where his father was rector of the grammar school and chaplain to the forces. After some residence in England he came out to this colony, entering the Survey Office in 1827, and continued in the Civil Service for a period of 51 years, when he retired on a pension, having risen to the position of Principal Under-secretary, in which he was considered to have shown remarkable administrative ability. In 1841 he married the eldest daughter of Mr. Underwood, of Ashfield Park, and has left a numerous family to mourn their loss. Mr. Halloran was an intimate friend of Charles Harper, Henry Kendall, and other notable men in the early days of literature in the colony. His funeral took place on Sunday last in the presence of a large number of friends. The remains were deposited in the family vault in the burial ground attached to St. John's Church, Ashfield.

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in The Illustrated Sydney News, 27 May 1893

[Thanks to the National Library of Australia's newspaper digitisation project for this piece.]

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