The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Holdsworth, Philip Joseph
Holdsworth, Philip Joseph, was born on Jan. 12th, 1850, at Sydney, N.S.W. Having since 1868 held a position in the Treasury at Sydney, he is now Secretary to the Forest Department of New South Wales. He has devoted his spare time to literature, and in 1885 published a volume of poems entitled, "Station Hunting on the Warrego, and other Poems." For several years Mr. Holdsworth was the Honorary Secretary of the Athenaeum Club of Sydney. He also held the position of editor of the Illustrated Sydney News for a considerable time. He has besides written a "Brief History of Australia," and a large number of poems, articles, and tales for current journals and reviews. Mr. Holdsworth, who is the son of Philip Holdsworth and Kate his wife, was married in Oct. 1869 to Miss Charlotte Atkins.