The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Kingsley, Henry
Kingsley, Henry, son of the Rev. Charles Kingsley, rector of Chelsea, and a brother of Charles Kingsley, the author of "Westward Ho!" was born in 1830, and educated at King's College, London, and Worcester College, Oxford, which he left without taking a degree to go to Australia in 1853. He remained five years in the colonies, and as the outcome of his experiences produced what is considered the best novel of Australian life, "Recollections of Geoffrey Hamlyn," published in 1859. In "The Hillyars and the Burtons," too, he drew on the same sources of inspiration. The latter was published in 1865. Mr. Kingsley was present as a war correspondent at the battle of Sedan, and died in 1876.