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Henry Prinsep

Henry Charles (Harry) Prinsep (1844–1922), manager of family estates in Western Australia, civil servant, Chief Protector of Aborigines, artist, son of Charles Robert Prinsep, and brother of 'May' Prinsep (who married Hallam Tennyson, elder son of Alfred, Lord Tennyson), born in Calcutta, died in Busselton, Western Australia, home of his wife Josephine Bussell's family.

'The Chine' (meaning 'ravine') is a small valley in Mosman Park, next to The Coombe. In the 1880s, the site was owned by Henry Charles Prinsep, a draftsman for the Lands and Surveys Office and later Chief Protector of Native Affairs. Prinsep built a cottage and jetty on the property for family holidays and cut a cave into the cliff to use as a storeroom.

References and Links

Allbrook, Malcolm 2014, Henry Prinsep’s Empire: Framing a Distant Colony, ANUP.

Haebich, Anna 1985, 'A bunch of castoffs', Aborigines of the South West of Western Australia, PhD thesis, Murdoch University.

Staples, A.C. 1955, 'The Prinsep Estate in Western Australia'Early Daysvol. 5, part 1: 16-30.

Staples, A.C. 1955, 'Henry Charles Prinsep'Early Daysvol. 5, part 1: 31-52.

Staples, A. C. 1966, Bio of Prinsep in ADB.

Staples, A.C. 1977, 'The Prinsep dynasty', Early Days, vol. 8, part 1: 23-34.

Prinsep diaries, 1866-1922, State Library of Western Australia.


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