Henry Brinton Jnr. 'Down Under' 1843 to 1846

In 1843 Henry Brinton Jnr. sailed to Port Phillip, Australia in a small ship. Henry Jnr. was the eldest son of Henry Brinton Snr. who had built up the Brinton Carpet business situated behind Vicar Street in Kidderminster. He was going there to work for and with his Uncle John Gardiner who had established a cattle station near the incipient town of Melbourne in what was to become the state of Victoria.

The story we tell here, based on his diary for 1843, is of his voyage to Australia and his experiences during the first few months of living and working in the Port Phillip area.


This sketch by Henry Brinton shows him and his dog Gypsy surveying the distant Dandenong Hills which lie some 20 miles or so East of Melbourne

This fascinating account of an early 18C son of Kidderminster was made possible by Australian Wayne Keating. He has willingly shared his extensive research discoveries and it is this that has enabled the story of Henry Brinton's Australian sojourn to be told.

Bob Millward August 2017

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