Item 124 - Harold Southern

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Harold Southern


  • 1915-1975 (Creation)

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7 miscellaneous items

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(1884 – 1975)

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Australian Dictionary of Biography

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(died 31 August 1918)

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Worked in the Government Analyst’s Department in both Hobart and Perth. Southern was killed in action at Gallipoli 10 days after he landed –
leading his men (as a Captain) at Pope’s Hill ( May 2nd 1915). He was a nephew of Benjamin Sheppard, who was the sculptor for the Boer War Memorial Soldier in Hobart Domain. Harold Southern, along with Mildred Lovett, Florence Rodway and Olive Pink were some of Benjamin Sheppard’s Art pupils.

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Seven miscellaneous items relating to Harold Southern.

  1. The Third Battalion Magazine, August 1918 –belonging to Olive’s mother, Evaline .F. M. Pink –3rd Battalion Comfort Fund 1915-1918
  2. Memorials to Harold and Arthur Southern in Kings Park, Perth, who both died at Gallipoli on 2 May 1915
  3. Avenue of Honor Kings Park Perth –Order of Ceremony and Planting 3 August 1919. Southern brothers –nos. 65 and 67 memorials.
  4. Northern Territory Newsletter –September 1975–story of Olive Pink and Harold Southern (cover photo) written after her death.
  5. Newspaper article 18 . 12 . 1975 ‘The Romance of the Century. The story of Miss Pink and the dead captain she loved for 60 years...’
  6. Letter to Olive Pink from Bob Southern 13.11.1964
  7. Obituary of Harold Southern’s father Mr. A.W.L. Southern–Scotch College Reporter, May 1921

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This material is made available for personal research and study purposes under the University of Tasmania Standard Copyright Licence. For any further use permission should be obtained from the copyright owners. For assistance please contact

When reusing this material, please provide the following acknowledgement:
“Courtesy of the UTAS Library Special & Rare Collections and the Olive Pink Estate”

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