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Biographical entry Barkly, Henry (1815 - 1898)

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Born
24 February 1815
Monteagle, Rosshire, Scotland
Died
20 October 1898
Brompton
Occupation
Science patron and Governor

Summary

During Henry Barkly's term as Governor of Victoria 1856-1863 he was noted for his support of philanthropic and intellectual movements. He was a founder and president of the Royal Society of Victoria, 1860-1863, and helped to found the Acclimatization Society and the Observatory.

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Born Monteagle, Rosshire, Scotland, 24 February 1815. Died Brompton, 20 October 1898. KCB ca 1855, GCMG 1874. Trained for commerce; business career; represented Leominster in the House of Commons 1845-48; governor and commander-in-chief of British Guiana 1849-53; governor and commander-in-chief of Jamaica 1853-56; governor of Victoria 1856-63; governor of Mauritius 1863-70; governor of the Cape of Good Hope and British high commissioner in South Africa 1870-77; royal commission on colonial defence 1879. Fellow, Royal Society 1864.

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Archival resources

Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre

  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1851 - 18541, VPRS 4020; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1852 - 1857, VPRS 4022; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1854 - 1855, VPRS 4021; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1852 - 1857, VPRS 4022; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1855 - 1910, VPRS 1096; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1857 - 1866, VPRS 1094; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1857 - 1907, VPRS 1097; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1853 - 1908, VPRS 1092; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details
  • Governor of Victoria - Records, 1854 - 1900, VPRS 1095; Public Record Office Victoria, Victorian Archives Centre. Details

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Digital resources

Title
Barkly, Henry Portrait
Type
Image

Details

McCarthy, G.J.