Henry Copeland

Quick Facts

IntroAustralian politician
Was Politician
From Australia
Type Politics
Birth 6 June 1839, Kingston upon Hull, City of Kingston upon Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Death 22 June 1904
(aged 65 years)
Star signGemini


Henry Copeland, (6 June 1839 – 22 June 1904) was a member of the New South Wales Legislative Assembly.

Copeland was born in Hull, Yorkshire, England. Aged 18 years, he arrived in Williamstown, Victoria and spent around 15 years on the goldfields as a digger, farmer and contractor. He left Ballarat and moved to New South Wales in 1872.

Copeland was elected unopposed to the New South Wales Mining Board in 1874. He entered the New South Wales Legislative Assembly and represented six different seats between 1877 and 1900.

Copeland was Secretary for Lands in the Jennings ministry from February 1886 to January 1887. In October 1891, when the third Dibbs ministry Government was formed, he was again appointed Minister of Lands.
Copeland died in Twickenham, London, England on 22 June 1904.

His brother was the Rev. G.D. Copeland of St Stephen’s, London.