Hunter Valley Colonial Medical Practitioners
The Government Gazette of 1832 lists Henry White arriving in Australia on the Portland and Earl St. Vincent convict transports. The Earl St. Vincent arrived in Hobart in 1826.
Henry White was employed as a surgeon in London. He was involved in the South Sea Company and was accused of forging signatures. His trial took place at the Old Bailey on 15th September 1825 and he pleaded guilty to the lesser of three charges of forging a signature of a witness and was sentenced to 7 years transportationSelect here to read the case at the Old Bailey
His health suffered and when the Westernport settlement was abandoned he was sent to Port Stephens to beassigned to the Australian Agricultural Company.
He was at Port Stephens in the years 1830 - 1832 and referred to by Company CommissionerSir Edward Parry as 'troublesome'. In February 1832 he was transferred to Mr. Cox in Maitland, possibly in exchange for William Whitelaw, and later that year returned to Port Stephens.
His sentenced ended in October 1832 and he entered private practice, settling eventually at Windsor. He married in November 1842 to Mary Ann Townshend, the daughter of a prominent landowner. He is said to have fought a duel with an army captain around this time.
He discovered rich load of copper inMarch 1845.
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