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Arthur Agar Hansard

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Arthur Agar Hansard

Master Mariner

Who entered into rest December 5th 1913

Aged 72

Arthur Agar Hansard was born in 1841 or 42 in Montacute, Somersetshire.

At some point he joined the merchant navy.

Straits Times Overland Journal, 12 August 1870, Page 9
The B.I.N. Co's steamer Coringa, Capt. Hansard, from Calcutta 31st July and Penang, 8tj inst., arrived here yesterday evening.

The Straits Times, 27 January 1872, Page 2
The British steamer Coringa, Capt Hansard, from Swatow, 17th January, arrived yesterday.

In the 1881 Census he was aged 39, single, a master mariner. visiting at an address in The Strand.

Queensland Times For the week ended August 6, 1881.
ARRIVALS.-The Dorunda, under Capt..J. E. SWithers, arrived , from London. via ports, on Friday (August5). Passengers were: ……… Capt. Hansard

HANSARD—ROBERTS.—On the 30th January, at St. John's Church, Brisbane, by the Rev. J. Button, Arthur Agar Hansard, of the British-India Steam Navigation Company's Service, to Maud Adeline, daughter of the Hon. D. F. Roberta, M.L.C., of Ravenswood, Brisbane.

Captain Hansard became marine superintendent for the B.I. Company's mail line of steamers, and vessels of the Queensland Steamship Company in about 1884.  He dealt with many problems, inclduing a cholera outbreak aboard the Dorunda.  [More information to be found searching]

The Sydney Morning Herald, Tue 25 Nov 1884 BRISBANE, Monday.
The municipal council of Brisbane have accepted the tender of Captain Hansard, the marine superintendent the Queensland Steam Shipping Company, for the lease of the now municipal wharfs for a period of five years  at the rate of 120 per annum.

Elizabeth Maycock came to Australia as a remittance passenger (no 11754 in ship log) aboard the Dorunda -a 1924 ton vessel under the charge of Capt Hansard - when she was just 14 years old……..They left London May the 2nd 1888 and arrived in Brisbane June 27th 1888.

In the 1901 Census he is at St. Ives, Huntingdonshire (now Cambs.) listed as married, and Master Mariner Retired.

Meanwhile his wife is listed at Lemsford Road, St. Albans as the Head of the household.  Also there are their children.
Maud Adeline Hansard Head F 34 Queensland Australia
George Agar Hansard Son M 16 Queensland Australia
Lionell Arthur Hansard Son M 10 Kensington, London
Edith Florence Roberts Sister F 37 Queensland Australia
Alice Lawrance Servant F 20 Ridge, Hertfordshire

In 1911 Arthur is living as a Lodger in All Saints, Hastings.

Arthur Agar Hansard, late of 57, Marina, St. Leonards-on-Sea, Sussex, formerly of 42, Wynstay-gardens, Kensington, Middlesex, Master Mariner (retired) died on the 5th day of December, 1913.

Western Mail (Perth, WA ) Fri 6 Feb 1914
The death occurred in England in December of Captain A. A. Hansard, who arrived in Brisbane originally to open the B.I.Company there..... Retiring on a pension, Captain Hansard returned to England where he lived until the time of his death.

In 1924 Maud and her sons emigrated to America, and she died in California in 1945.