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Henry Race (1828–1881)

Henry Allison was the son of Captain Francis Allison and his wife, Susannah née Race and the brother of William Race Allison, MLA. He worked as an auctioneer and commission agent in Launceston. In September 1858, as Henry Race, he abandoned his young family and left the colony with his sister-in-law Frances Gunn, sailing to Victoria, British Columbia. They settled in Washington State where Henry became a farmer.  The names of their  children reflect the family's connection to Australia – Henry Melbourne, Tasman, Austral Lewis, Francis Puget, William Hobart and Ronald James.

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  • Allison, Henry

14 July, 1828
Longford, Tasmania, Australia


12 May, 1881 (aged 52)
Whidbey Island, Washington, United States of America

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