Joseph HENRY

LRCS (Ireland) 1862, LRCP (Lond) 1880

Born Ireland 1835              Died Wellington 9 Apr 1894

Educated at Trinity College Dublin

Joseph Henry

Emigrated to NZ in 1863. Became involved in the Waikato War.

Then went to Buller, where he practised. For many years his base was at Charleston, where he was surgeon at the local Hospital.

He was popular with the locals, and was invited to stand for parliament. He was successful, representing Buller from 1876-1879

He then returned to Ireland and England for further medical studies.

Returned to NZ, to Wellington, in 1882

Honorary Physician, Wellington Hospital 1882-1884

Member of Board of Governors, Wellington College & the Girls High School; a JP; CMO, Government Life Insurance Department; Port Health Officer.


photo courtesy Alexander Turnbull Library

Obituary: NZMJ 1894 7 (OS): 126

Last updated 2 June 2022.