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Name  Henry Glover

Henry Heath "Harry" Glover (c. 1810 – 2 March 1858) was an English artist who emigrated to South Australia in 1849. He is noted for producing what may have been the first lithographs in the young colony. His elder son Henry Heath Glover, Jnr had a career as artist and lithographer in Melbourne, Sydney, and Christchurch, New Zealand.



Harry arrived in Port Adelaide with his two sons Harry and Sydney on board the Calcutta on 23 June 1849. He took over the licence of the Stag Inn, corner of Rundle Street and East Terrace, on December 1849.

On the evening of Sunday 26 October 1851 a brawl broke out in the "Stag" between a bootmaker named Charles Grosse and a group of Irishmen, among them John Egan and John O'Dea. Glover and his sons ejected the Irishmen, but were assaulted with stones: Glover had his jaw broken and was rendered insensible. Sydney Glover fired a pistol, killing O'Dea. A trial for manslaughter failed to convict him. He relinquished his hotel licence in December 1851; He suffered ill-health for a number of years and died at his home on North Terrace, Adelaide.


  • The National Portrait Gallery, Canberra has his portrait of William Baker Ashton, first governor of the Adelaide Gaol, produced c. 1849.
  • The State Library has several lithographs depicting William Baker Ashton and staff members of Adelaide Gaol; the same institution where his sons were incarcerated while awaiting trial in 1851.
  • Crawford's Brewery, Hindmarsh 1849 lithograph
  • Ashton c. 1850 pen and ink drawing
  • Ashton c. 1850 watercolor
  • Ashton, his son and Adelaide Gaol staff c. 1850 watercolor
  • Norfolk Arms Hotel 1854 sketch
  • Port Railway Bridge over River Torrens 1856 sketch
  • The Art Gallery of South Australia holds The Black Swan Yard produced c. 1857.
  • Family

    Glover and his wife, née Gerrard, had two sons, who arrived in Adelaide on the Calcutta in 1849:

  • Henry Heath Glover, Jnr (c. 24 May 1827 – 15 June 1904) was also a lithographic artist. He left for the goldfields in the early 1850s and married Johanna Farrell (c. 1835 – 10 October 1871) at Tamworth, New South Wales around 1856; two young children died of scarlatina in 1860, when living at Carlton, Victoria. On 10 March 1873, in St Leonards, New South Wales, he married Jane Elizabeth Clift (c. 1850 – 8 October 1936). They had five children: George, Arthur, Ann, Maud and Caroline. He had a significant career as an artist – see main article.
  • Sydney George Glover (c. 1828 – 6 January 1908) married Martha Manning Burchell (c. 1841 – 9 July 1909); they lived at Magill Road, North Norwood.
  • References

    Henry H. Glover Wikipedia

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