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Victorian Naval Forces Muster

for the Colony of Victoria. (muster range 1853-1910)*

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Last Name:Norgate
First Name:Henry
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Birth Date: 03-08-1847
Branch:Victorian Navy

Henry Norgate

Henry was employed by the Government of Victoria 1869-1876 on board Leila and Cerberus.

Height 5 feet 8 inches, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion, smart general appearance, married C. of E.


Source Victorian Police record of conduct and service dated 11/1/1878.


 

Born 3.8.1847 England.  Parents John Benjamin Thomas Norgate and Harriet Thomas.

Died 1931 Williamstown , Victoria


 

 

Norgate , Henry - Reg 2787; Born 3.8.1847, Plymouth, England

Description: 5'8" tall, blue eyes, brown hair, fresh complexion and smart appearance.

Seaman by calling - Colonial Service under Government of Victoria included some six years, ten months and 28 days on Cutter Leila, Pharos, Victoria and Cerberus.

Appointed Water Police 29th May 1887, Bourke District


Details from Law on Water, Water Police of Port Phillip (1838-1900) and their Administrators, Shirley A. Videion, Brighton, Victoria, Australia, 2006.

* 1853 is given as the commencement date for the Victorian Navy as this is the year that Commander Lockyer (RN) went to Britain to superintend the building of HMCS Victoria.
Although the Victorian Navy ended in 1901 the career of Cerbeus etc continued. In 1910 the new ships started arriving & manning levels increased.

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