Angus Henderson

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Sign by Angus Henderson, Federation University Historical Collection (Cat. No. 4221)
Stencil by Angus Henderson, Federation University Historical Collection (Cat. No. 15662)



Charles Emrys Angus (Angus) Henderson was born in 1899 at Ballarat East.[1] He married Violet May Dellaca in 1925,[2] and Angus died in 1976 at Ballarat, aged 76.[3]

Angus was a 1913 foundation student of the Ballarat Junior Technical School, a division of the Ballarat School of Mines.[4] Angus Henderson won the Stansfield and Smith Studentship for the subject of House Decoration while a student at the Ballarat School of Mines in 1916.[5]

Henderson became a signwriter and house decorator, working with his brother in a business known as Henderson Bros. In 1945 and 1946 he was on the staff of the Ballarat Technical Art School as a teacher of Signwriting.

Initated a Freemason in 1929, and as a member of the Ballarat Lodge, Angus Henderson designed and hand painted magnificent murals on the wall of Ballarat Lodge and its supper rooms.[6]


While at student at the Ballarat Junior Technical School Angus Henderson won a competition to design a monogram for the school. Sixty years later he returned to paint the crest on the office door.[7]

Angus Henderson became a renowned Ballarat signwriter.


C.E.A. (Angus) Henderson was the child of John Henderson and Margaret Dixon.[8] The children of John and Maragret Henderson were:

1. Andrew Dickson Henderson (b. 1889)

2. Charles Emrys Angus Henderson (b. 1899)

3. John Henderson (b. 1892)

4. Raymond Edwin Henderson (b. 1902)

5. William George Henderson (b.1898)

Charles Emrys Angus Henderson married Violet May Della Ca in 1925. Their children included:

1. Margaret (Married Bob Morrell)

See also

Ballarat Junior Technical School

Ballarat School of Mines

Ballarat Technical Art School

Henderson Bros




  1. Victorian Birth Records.
  2. Victorian Marriage Records.
  3. Victorian Death Records.
  4. Ballarat Courier, 27 September 1969.
  5. Ballarat Star, 19 February 1916.
  6. Wickham, Dorothy, Freemasons on the Goldfields: Ballarat District 1853-2013, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2013.
  7. Ballarat Courier, 27 September 1969.
  8. Victorian Birth records.

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--Clare K.Gervasoni 09:21, 17 April 2015 (AEST); --Clare K.Gervasoni 09:21, 24 March 2016 (AEDT); --Clare K.Gervasoni 12:23, 18 October 2018 (AEDT)

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