Government Gazette in 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.
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He was first sent to a government farm at
Emu Plains and then as
assistant surgeon to an expedition to Western Port.
The Westernport Settlement
was established on November 24th,
1826 and abandoned on February 27th, 1828.
His health suffered and when the Westernport settlement was
abandoned he was sent to
Port Stephens to be
assigned to the
Australian Agricultural Company.
He was at Port Stephens in the years 1830 - 1832 and referred to by
Sir Edward Parry as 'troublesome'. In February 1832 he was
transferred to Mr. Cox in Maitland, possibly in exchange for
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 in
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convict surgeons in the Hunter Valley included
John Waugh Drysdale,
George Bridge Mullins,
British Medical Journal Volume 295 19 - 26 December 1987.,
Transported to New South Wales; medical convicts 1788-1850