Henry Halloran

Henry Ferdinand Halloran (9 August 1869 – 22 October 1953) was a major property owner and developer in New South Wales in the early part of the twentieth century.

Halloran was born in Sydney, his father was a bank clerk and architect named Edward Roland Halloran and mother was Adeline Burgess, née Reuss. His grandfather was also called Henry Halloran and his great grandfather was Laurence Hynes Halloran, a convict transported to Sydney.[1] Halloran attended Sydney Boys High School and Newington College.[2] He qualified as a surveyor in 1890 and became a conveyancer and valuer. After establishing Henry F. Halloran & Co. in 1897, Halloran became a significant figure in property development and urban planning in New South Wales from the 1880s through to the 1950s.[1] His developments included Seaforth and Warriewood in Sydney in 1906, and Environa near Canberra.[3] He attempted to create a place called Pacific City near Jervis Bay.[4] Halloran died on 22 October 1953 at the age of 84.[1]


The University of Sydney, established the Henry Halloran Trust, aimed at promoting scholarship, innovation and research in town planning, urban development and land management.[5] Several collections of Halloran's papers, including maps and survey notes detailing land and property subdivision throughout New South Wales, are held at the State Library of New South Wales.[6]

See also


  1. Atchison, John (1983). "Halloran, Henry Ferdinand (1869 - 1953)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 1 January 2011.
  2. Newington College Register of Past Students 1863-1998 (Syd, 1999) pp 81
  3. Allan J. Mortlock; Bernice Anderson (1978). Undiscovered Canberra. Canberra: Australian National University Press. pp. 42–47. ISBN 0-7081-1579-9.
  4. Jennifer Horsfield (2005). "Environa: Marketing a Life-Style Near Canberra 80 Years Ago" (PDF).
  5. "Henry Halloran Trust". University of Sydney. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
  6. "Henry F. Halloran survey roughs, New South Wales, 1880-1925 M ser 4 810/16/Halloran Survey Roughs". State Library of NSW. Retrieved 27 November 2017.
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