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The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Morris, Henry Thomas

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Morris, Henry Thomas, J.P., was born in 1823, at Gravesend, England, and accompanied his uncle, Captain (afterwards Admiral Sir John) Hindmarsh, to South Australia, being present when the colony was proclaimed on Dec. 28th, 1836. After being engaged in pastoral pursuits at Encounter Bay and Guichen Bay, Mr. Morris went to the Californian diggings in 1850, but returned to South Australia three years later, when he was shortly afterwards appointed a Government Sheep Inspector, and subsequently Chief Inspector. During his thirteen years' tenure of the latter post he eradicated scab. He also made a valuation for the Government of all runs under lease. In 1865 Mr. Morris became manager of the late Mr. F. H. Dutton's Anlaby station.