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Biographical entry Fox, Henry Thomas (1819 - 1891)

31 May 1819
Shaldon, Devonshire, England
29 April 1891
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
Marine surveyor


Henry Fox was a marine surveyor for the Australian General Assurance Co.


Born Shaldon, Devonshire 31 May 1819. Died Sydney 29 April 1891. Came to Australia in 1840. Commanded various ships until 1853, when he took up marine surveying in Sydney at first on his own behalf, then from 1857 for the Australian General Assurance Co., to which he was appointed as Secretary, becoming manager in 1865. He was a member of the Pilot Board 1859-62, the Steam Navigation Board from 1861 and the Marine Board from 1875.

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