- Hannibal Hawkins Macarthur
Hannibal Hawkins Macarthur (1788 - 1861)
Australian colonist, politician, businessman and woolpioneer
Plymouth, England, he accompanied his uncle John Macarthur to New South Walesin 1805, where he attempted to make a living by trading, with mixed results. However he gained recognition while caring for his uncle's merinosheep during his absences, and by 1817 was able secure land for his own merino flocks, and run a trading store. He actively participated in the intrigues of the time and through his connections became prominent in the community and local politics. He joined the New South Wales Legislative Councilin 1830, representating the Conservatives in the nominated, and then part-elected Council for Parramatta until 1848.
He also had a directorship in the newly-created
Bank of Australia, but at its collapse in 1843 Macarthur became insolvent, lost most of his property, and relocated to Ipswich, Queenslandwhere he became police magistrate.
On the death of his wife in 1853 he returned to England, where he died at Norwood on
21 October 1861, and is buried at West Norwood Cemetery.cite web
title =Macarthur, Hannibal Hawkins (1788 - 1861)
Australian National University
Australian Dictionary of Biography
accessdate = 2007-03-01] [cite web
title =FOWNC Newsletter No 27
publisher =Friends of West Norwood Cemetery
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