Hugh Mosman

Hugh Mosman (1843 - 1909)

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Hon Hugh Mosman
Born in Sydney, Colony of New South Walesmap
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Died in Toowong, Queensland, Australiamap
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Hugh Mosman was an Australian explorer.
Hugh Mosman is Notable.

Hugh Mosman was born on 11 February 1843 at Mosman's Bay, Sydney in the Colony of New South Wales, the son of Harriet Mosman and Archibald Mosman.[1]

Hugh and his party, including Jupiter Mosman, discovered gold in a creek at the back of Charters Towers in 1871.

Hugh lost his arm in 1882, in an accident with dynamite.[1]

Mosman Street, the main street in Charters Towers, Queensland was named after him.[1]

Hugh Mosman entered the Legislative Assembly in 1891, but later resigned in 1905. He was allowed to keep his title.

In later life Hugh pursued his interest in Horse Racing, and owned several, including Balfour, who won the 1902 Queensland Turf Club Derby.

The Honourable Hugh Mosman passed away on the 15th of November 1909, at his residence, Easton Gray in Soudan Street, Toowong, Queensland, Australia.[2] He never married.

Hugh Mosman
Event date: 15/11/1909
Event type: Death registration
Registration details: 1909/C/3355
Mother: - Farquharson
Father/parent: Archibald Mosman

Hugh was well connected through his sisters who both married Queensland Premiers, Harriet, who married Sir Thomas McIlwraith, and Cecilia, who married Arthur Hunter Palmer. His house was situated where the Queensland Academy for Science, Mathematics and Technology now sits.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 G. C. Bolton, 'Mosman, Hugh (1843–1909)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, published first in hardcopy 1974, accessed online 24 November 2017 by Clare Spring.
  2. 1909 C3355 Hugh Mosman Archibald Mosman - Farquharson, Qld BMD, accessed 5 Sept 2019.

See Also:


  • Wikimedia Commons for Image of Hugh Mosman, Public Domain.
  • Pixabay for Horse Image.

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