Tennyson defends Australia

This Parliamentary Education Office link takes you to a history of all of the Governors-General of Australia.  The second man to hold the post was Lord Tennyson, whose name was Hallam.  He was the son of Alfred Lord Tennyson, the English poet.  He spent 5 years in Australia, as Governor of South Australia and then as a replacement for Lord Hopetoun, the first Governor-General of Australia.

It’s good to know that, soon after he arrived back in England, he was ready to spring to the defence of a nation apparently rumoured to be on the track to ruination.  Sydney Morning Herald – 3 March 1904

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