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Barkly, Henry (1815 - 1898)

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Science patron and Governor
Born: 24 February 1815  Monteagle, Rosshire, Scotland.  Died: 20 October 1898  Brompton.
(Sir) During Henry Barkly's term as Governor of Victoria 1856-63 he was noted for his support of philanthropic and intellectual movements. He was a founder and president of the Royal Society of Victoria, 1860-63, and helped to found the Acclimatization Society and the Observatory.

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Born Monteagle, Rosshire, Scotland, 24 February 1815. Died Brompton, 20 October 1898. KCB ca 1855, GCMG 1874. Trained for commerce; business career; represented Leominster in the House of Commons 1845-48; governor and commander-in-chief of British Guiana 1849-53; governor and commander-in-chief of Jamaica 1853-56; governor of Victoria 1856-63; governor of Mauritius 1863-70; governor of the Cape of Good Hope and British high commissioner in South Africa 1870-77; royal commission on colonial defence 1879. Fellow, Royal Society 1864.
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