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Henry Mobsby's school book 1872-73 | by Aussie~mobs
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Henry Mobsby's school book 1872-73

My husband's great great uncle, Henry Mobsby attended Hampton Place School in Brighton, Sussex, England in the 1870s. I was very excited to find this book had survived and is held in a collection of Henry's papers at the Fryer Library, University of Queensland, Brisbane. Every page in the book is used and these are just a few random pages. There are 5 hand-drawn maps of North America, South America, India, Europe and Africa but none of Australia and yet, 10 years later (in 1883) Henry emigrated to Brisbane in Australia, and for over 20 years of his working life, promoted Queensland and Australia to the world, with his work at international exhibitions. (Item held in the Mobsby Collection at the Fryer Library, Brisbane, Australia)

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Taken on March 15, 2012