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invented a machine for dressing New Zealand flax, and was the author of the hunting song, "D'ye ken John Peel with his coat so gray?" (1824) and other poems. He died in Hobart, Tasmania, on August 17th, 1886.

Handyside, Hon. Andrew Dods, M.P. (p. 213). Mr. Handyside was born in East Lothian in 1835. He emigrated to Victoria in 1853, and was engaged in pastoral pursuits in that colony and New South Wales until 1868, when he settled in South Australia.

Hartnoll, Hon. William, M.H.A., Minister of Lands and Works, Tasmania, is an auctioneer in Launceston, and was elected to the House of Assembly for South Launceston in Nov. 1884, and still retains the seat. When the Dobson Ministry was formed in August 1892, Mr. Hartnoll accepted the portfolio of Minister of Lands and Works.

Henry, Hon. John, M.H.A., Treasurer of Tasmania, was for a number of years Warden of the Mersey Marine Board. He was returned to the House of Assembly for Devonport in May 1891. In August 1892 he accepted office as Treasurer in the Dobson Ministry.

Herbert, Hon. Sir Robert George Wyndham (p. 230). In July 1892 Sir Robert was created G.C.B., and in the following month he was appointed Chancellor of the Order of St. Michael and St. George, in succession to the late Sir Charles Cox.

Hervey, Hon. Matthew, sometime Commissioner of Public Works, Victoria, was a native of Scotland, and was born at Glasgow in 1820. When eighteen years of age Mr. Hervey emigrated to Sydney, N.S.W., and ultimately was largely engaged in pastoral pursuits in the Port Phillip district, which in 1851 was constituted the separate colony of Victoria. He sat in the mixed Legislative Council of that colony, and when responsible government was achieved he was returned to the first wholly elective Legislative Council for the Eastern Province in 1856. From March 1861 to Nov. 1862 he was acting president of the latter body during the absence in England of Sir J. F. Palmer. When the MᶜCulloch Ministry was formed in June 1863 Mr. Hervey accepted a portfolio as Vice-President of the Board of Land and Works and Commissioner of Public Works. He resigned both his office and his seat in Parliament in July 1865, owing to having met with pecuniary reverses. Misfortune still continued to pursue him, and he died under very sudden and distressing circumstances on Nov. 1st, 1874, when a coroner's jury returned a verdict that death had resulted from insufficient nourishment.

Howitt, Richard, one of the brothers of William Howitt (q.v.) was born in Nottinghamshire in 1799, and was farming in Australia from 1839 to 1844. He was author of "Antediluvian Sketches, and other Poems" (1830); "The Gipsy King, and other Poems" (1840); "Impressions of Australia Felix," "Australian Poems," etc. (1845). He died at Edingley, Notts, on Feb. 5th, 1869.

Jones, Richard (p. 254). Mr. Jones died in Sydney on August 26th, 1892.

Knox, William, was born in Melbourne in 1850, and educated at the Scotch College there. From 1867 to 1881 he was employed in the Bank of Victoria, and then started as an accountant in Melbourne. In 1884 the Broken Hill silver lode was discovered, and Mr. Knox acted as secretary in the formation of the Broken Hill Proprietary Company Limited, and subsequently promoted all the leading companies formed on that silver lode, as well as the Silverton Tramway Company, Limited, and in 1885 he came to England and floated the British Broken Hill Proprietary Company, Limited, in conjunction with Messrs. Matheson & Co., of Lombard Street, for £1,200,000. In 1890 he paid a third visit to England for the purpose of establishing a London office for the parent company (the Broken Hill Proprietary Company, Limited). Mr. Knox has continued to act as secretary or director of all the above companies, which in 1890 represented an aggregate market value of over £20,000,000 sterling, and still stand at an enormous figure.

Larnach, Donald, Chairman, London Board, Bank of New South Wales, is the son of the late William Larnach, of

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