Henry Hannington

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Ballarat Gold Pioneers Prior to the Issue of the Gold License, 1851



Henry Hannington was the son of Henry Hannington (Snr) and Ellen O'Neil. He was born at County Tyrone, Northern Ireland on 17 March 1819. He was married to Jane.

Hannington died at Ballarat on 01 January 1893 at Ballarat, aged 73, and was buried at the Ballaarat New Cemetery on 03 January.[1]


Henry Hannington was one of the founders of the Ballarat Old Colonists' Association.[2]


DEATHS HANNINGTON. —On the 23rd January, 1887, at 24 Crompton street, Soldiers Hill, Jane, the beloved wife of Henry Hannington. Rest in peace.[3]


The Friends of the late Mr HENRY HANNINGTON are respectfully invited to follow his remains to their last resting-place, Ballarat New Cemetery. The funeral will leave his residence, Crompton street, Soldiers Hill, This Day (Tuesday), at 4 p.m.[4]

The death occurred yesterday of Mr Henry Hannington, one of the very oldest pioneers of the district, at his residence at the corner of Crompton and Gregory streets. The deceased was a native of Derry, Ireland, and had been on what is now Ballarat in 1844. At that time he was driving a team of bul locks for Mr Duncan Cameron, of Pasive Vale, from his station. Mr Hannington finished his duty, and delivered the cattle, and visited the Ballarat district in 1845. He was sub sequently with Mr Edward Parker, the pro tector of the blacks at Jim Crow Creek (Daylesford). For many years deceased has been a resident of Ballarat, and he had reached the ripe age of 73 when his death occurred as stated. The flag at the Old Colonists’ Hall was yesterday flying half mast. The remains of the late Mr William M'Hutchison were interred in the Ballarat New Cemetery on Sunday afternoon, when the respect in which deceased was held was manifested by the large number who joined in the funeral procession. The service at the house was conducted by Mr Charles Morris, of Bridge street, while the burial service was read by a member of the Disciples of Christ. The mortuary arrangements were carried out by Mr C. Morris.[5]

Mr. Henry Hannington, a Ballarat pioneer, who was a police trooper during the diggings days, died at Ballarat on New Year's Day, aged 73 years. [6]

See also

Old Colonists' Association



  1. Ballarat Star, 3 January 1893.
  2. Ballarat Star, 24 January 1887.
  3. Ballarat Star, 24 January 1887.
  4. Ballarat Star, 3 January 1893.
  5. Ballarat Star, 3 January 1893.
  6. Broken Hill Barrier Miner, 5 January 1893.

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--Clare K.Gervasoni 22:17, 6 June 2017 (AEST)

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