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Henry Halloran Henry Halloran i(A32781 works by) (a.k.a. H. Halloran)
Also writes as: H. H. ; Diana Desperate
Born: Established: 6 Apr 1811 Cape Town,
South Africa,
Southern Africa, Africa,
; Died: Ceased: 19 May 1893 Ashfield, Ashfield - Burwood area, Sydney Inner West, Sydney, New South Wales,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: 1822
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Henry Halloran spent his childhood in England. His family came to Australia in 1822 to join his father, Laurence Hynes Halloran (q.v.), who had been transported to the Colony for forgery in 1819. His father later ran one of Sydney's first Grammar schools.

Halloran worked for many years in the New South Wales civil service, holding the positions of chief clerk in the Survey Department and under-secretary of the Colonial Secretary's Department. After his retirement in 1878, he was made a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George.

Halloran was active in the literary community of Sydney, and mentored younger writers, including Henry Kendall. He was a prolific contributor to colonial newspapers and magazines, and he also translated Anacreon's poems from the Greek.

Most Referenced Works


  • According to Webby, remarks in the Sydney Gazette in August 1834 suggest that the author publishing in the Sydney Times as Printer's Hand was Henry Halloran.
  • Halloran might have been the author 'H.', whose poems appeared in the Empire. However this remains to be established conclusively.
  • See also the full Australian Dictionary of Biography Online entry for Henry Halloran (1811-1893).
  • Referred to in this article as "O'Halloran" :

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