The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Halloran, Henry

Halloran, Henry, C.M.G., son of the late Rev. L. H. Halloran, was born at Capetown, where his father was Chaplain to the Forces, in 1811. He came with the latter to New South Wales, and, entering the Civil Service of that colony, in 1828 became principal Under-Secretary in 1866. This post he held till 1878, when he retired on a pension and was created C.M.G. Mr. Halloran, who married, in 1841, Elizabeth Henrietta, daughter of Joseph Underwood, of Ashfield Park, Sydney, was a lieutenant of Volunteer Cavalry and Mounted Rifles from 1854 to 1864, and has been a J.P. of New South Wales since 1867. He has been a contributor to the press, principally in verse, and has published a volume entitled "Poems, Odes, Songs" (1887).