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Dangar, Henry [Uni of Newcastle Archives] (1796 - 1861)

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Born: 1796  St Neot, Cornwall, England.  Died: 1861  Grantham, Potts Point, New South Wales.

A surveyor, pastoralist and member of the Dangar Family dynasty, Dangar arrived as a free settler in Australia in 1821. He was employed by the colonial government primarily as a surveyor, and his work soon led him to discover, during an expedition, the confluence of the Goulburn and Hunter Rivers. His skills as a cartographer and surveyor would then lead to his employment by the Australian Agricultural Company. He retired from the Company in 1833 to devote his time to the management of Neotsfield, his farm, which up until then, had been run by his younger brother William.

Dangar's interests extended to ownership of a multitude of grazing properties (including Myall Creek Station), inns and stores, a position as magistrate as well as being a member of the colony's Legislative Council. He died in 1861.

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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: James Crowley
Created: 5 December 2003
Modified: 12 December 2003

Published by The Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 5 April 2004
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Updated: 23 February 2010

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