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Henry Stafford Northcote

1846 – 1911

Henry Stafford Northcote, Baron Northcote of Exeter (1846-1911), governor general, was educated at Eton and Oxford and joined the Foreign Office in his early twenties. He became a Conservative Party MP in the 1880s and served as Governor of Bombay (1899-1903) before being appointed governor-general of Australia in 1904. Northcote travelled extensively in Australia during his term as Governor General, which ended in 1908.

Updated 2009