Romilly, Hugh Hastings (1856-1892)

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Hugh Hastings Romilly (1856-1892), administrator, author and explorer, was born on 15 March 1856 in London, son of Colonel Frederick Romilly and his wife Elizabeth Amelia Jane, née Elliot, daughter of...

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Hugh Hastings Romilly was administrator of New Guinea 1884-85 and for 3 months in 1886 and deputy administrator July 1887-September 1888. He wrote "A True Story of the Western Pacific" (1882), "The Western Pacific and New Guinea" (1886) and "From My Verandah in New Guinea" (1889) and his "Letters from the Western Pacific and Mashonaland" were published by his brother Samuel in 1893. Romilly was a Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG).

  • 1874 - 1879 Career position - Joined Melly & Co. in Liverpool, UK
  • 1879 - 1881 Career position - Staff of Sir Arthur Gordon - Governor of Fiji and High Commissioner for the Western Pacific
  • 1880 Career position - Magistrate and Private Secretary to Gordon in Fiji
  • 1884 - 1886 Career position - Administrator in New Guinea
  • 1887 - 1888 Career position - Deputy to John Douglas (ten months)
  • 1888 - 1890 Career position - British Consul in New Hebrides (fourteen months)
  • February 1890 Career position - Returned to England and resigned from the Colonial Office to lead a prospecting expedition to Mashonaland, Africa.

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  1. From my verandah in New Guinea : sketches and traditions / by Hugh Hastings Romilly ; with an introduction by Andrew Lang
    Romilly, Hugh Hastings, 1856-1892
    [ Book : 1889 ]
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  2. Letters from the Western Pacific and Mashonaland, 1878-1891 / by Hugh H. Romilly ; edited with memoir by his brother Samuel H. Romilly ; introduction by Lord Stanmore
    Romilly, Hugh Hastings, 1856-1892
    [ Book : 1893 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 23.68)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 23.68)

  3. The Western Pacific and New Guinea : notes on the natives, Christian and cannibal, with some account of the old labour trade / by Hugh Hastings Romilly
    Romilly, Hugh Hastings, 1856-1892
    [ Book : 1886-1887 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 20.112)

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  4. A true story of the western Pacific in 1879-80 / Hugh Hastings Romilly
    Romilly, Hugh Hastings, 1856-1892
    [ Book : 1882 ]
    At 6 libraries
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  5. The Islands of the New Britain group / H.H. Romilly
    Romilly, Hugh Hastings, 1856-1892
    [ Book : 1887 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 8.8)

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  6. Reporting proceedings in the Solomons, New Britain, New Guinea, etc. / Hugh H. Romilly
    Romilly, Hugh Hastings, 1856-1892
    [ Book : 1881 ]
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  7. Reports concerning the state of affairs in the western Pacific, received from Deputy Commissioner Romilly, during the last 12 months
    Great Britain. High Commission for Western Pacific Islands
    [ Book : 1884 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. Letters from the Western Pacific and Mashonaland, 1878-1891 / by Hugh H. Romilly ; edited with memoir by his brother Samuel H. Romilly ; introduction by Lord Stanmore
    Romilly, Hugh Hastings, 1856-1892
    [ Book : 1893 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  2. Letters from the western Pacific and Mashonaland, 1878-1891 / by Hugh H. Romilly ; edited with memoir by his brother Samuel H. Romilly ; introd. by Lord Stanmore
    Romilly, Hugh Hastings
    [ Book : 1893 ]
    At 16 libraries
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  3. The reluctant consul : from the New Hebrides to Cecil Rhodes' empire / by Lew Priday
    Priday, H. E. L. (Herbert Ernest Lewis), 1897-
    [ Book : 1957 ]
    At National Library
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