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Biographical entry Hodgson, Christopher Pemberton (1821 - 1865)

11 October 1865
Pau, Bayonne, France
Explorer and Writer


Christopher Hodgson spent around five years in Australia. He first managed two (cattle?) stations then accompanied Ludwig Leichhardt on his journey to Port Essington which departed on 1 October 1844. Hodgson was forced to return on November 5 due to fatigue and a lack of provisions. He organized an unsuccessful search party to find the Leichhardt party after hearing that it had come into trouble. Christopher Hodgson returned to London and wrote three books including Reminiscences of Australia, with Hints of a Squatter's Life published in 1846.



Life event - Migrated to Australia (Sydney)
1840 - 1843
Career position - Managed Eton Vale station in Darling Downs with his brother Arthur
Career position - Manager of Condamine station
1 October 1844 - 5 November 1844
Career position - Assistant on the Leichardt expedition to Port Essington
c. 1845
Life event - Returned to England
Career position - Reminiscences of Australia, with Hints of a Squatter's Life published in London

Published resources

Book Sections

  • Kingston, Beverley, 'Hodgson, Christoper Pemberton (1821-1865), explorer, writer and diplomat', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 4, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1972, p. 406. Also available at Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.