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...
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).
Career position - Joined Melly & Co. in Liverpool, UK
Career position - Staff of Sir Arthur Gordon - Governor of Fiji and High Commissioner for the Western Pacific
Career position - Magistrate and Private Secretary to Gordon in Fiji
Career position - Administrator in New Guinea
Career position - Deputy to John Douglas (ten months)
Career position - British Consul in New Hebrides (fourteen months)
Career position - Returned to England and resigned from the Colonial Office to lead a prospecting expedition to Mashonaland, Africa.
The Ballarat Star (Vic. : 1865 - 1924)Friday 29 July 1892 p 3 Article
... DEATH OF MR ROMILLY. — Standard. The death is announced of Mr HughHastingsRomilly, formerly in ... charge of New Guinea. Mr Romilly was private secretary to Sir Arthur Gordon in Fiji and New Zealand, and ...
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