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The Delegation: 1898

The Delegation: 1898

Many ships were lost in the early days at the notorious "Hells Gates" entrance to Maquarie Harbour, Tasmania. This delegation likely led to the construction of the sea training wall to improve the entrance that still exists today. Frederick Ormiston Henry, my children's great-great-grandfather, is standing fourth from the right. The harbour is named in honour of Scottish Major General Lachlan Macquarie, the fifth Colonial Governor of New South Wales. This harbour was the location of the brutal convict settlement of Sarah Island. The waterway is famous today for its salmon farming. From F. O. Henry's personal archives. View full size.

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