Henry Ernest Hall

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Henry Ernest Hall
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Taken sometime after his mother had had a stroke.
Birth: , Roebourne, Western Australia
Death: , Perth, Western Australia
Parents: William Shakespeare Hall
    1825 – 1895
Hannah Boyd Hall (née Lazenby)
Siblings: Henry Ernest Hall
Harold Aubrey Hall
Joy Hannah Emma Margaret Clifton (née Hall)
Grace Hall
    died in infancy, 1875
William Shakespeare Hall Jr.
    died in infancy, Cossack, 1878

Henry Ernest Hall was born on 7 September 1869 in Roebourne, Western Australia.[1]

The "strongest man in the north-west".[2]

In about 1916 he moved to Jarmen Island off the coast of Cossack to join his brother Harold Aubrey Hall as a lighthouse keeper.[3]

In 1926 he wrote the following letter to the Sunday Times in Perth:[4]


Complaint from Cossack

H. E. Hall (Cossack) writes: "I wish to call attention to the manner in which the people of this town are treated by the authorities, who are not satisfied with bringing the Derby lepers close to Cossack but also allow the white attendant from the leper station to visit the town and enter the public places, including the telephone box; I might mention that there is only one medical man for the whites and lepers."

He died of pneumonia[2], aged 71 on 6 June 1941, in Perth.[1] His ashes were interred in the Hall grave in Cossack Cemetery.[2]




  1. 1.0 1.1 Family Notices (1941, June 10). The West Australian, p. 1. Retrieved November 25, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article47147242 "HALL.—Henry Ernest, elder son of the late William Shakespeare and Hannah Boyd Hall, of Cossack, W.A., brother of Aubrey Hall and Joy Clifton: born at Roebourne. W.A.. September 7. 1869. died at Perth. June 6. 1941.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Ernest Hall photo inscription
  3. Autobiography by C. B. Berryman, 1983. https://archive.org/details/C.B.Berryman1983
  4. Lepers in the Nor-West (1926, August 29). Sunday Times', p. 11 (Second Section). Retrieved November 25, 2017, from http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article58248168
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