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H.P.Douglass   

Henry Percival Douglass was born in London in 1859, the son of Alfred Douglass, and travelled to Australia as an infant.

H.P. Douglass was associated with three institutions of great influence in the social structure of Geelong, Australia. They were in 1888 when he commenced his legal career in partnership with Richard Robinson and remain so in 1999. They are the newspaper, the Geelong Advertiser, the internationally known public school, Geelong Grammar School and the sporting body with the greatest local following, the Geelong Football Club. Douglass resided in Geelong's most significant building, "Corio Villa" an ornamental cast iron house on Eastern Beach described by E. Graeme Robertson, the expert on such matters, as "the most ornate and historically fascinating cast iron building in Australia".

His brother F.M. Douglas became Managing Director of the Geelong Advertiser when Henry relinquished his interest.

He died in 1927 leaving a widow, Enid Mary, and four daughters, Mrs Sampson, of Glasgow, Mrs Dowling, of Swan Hill, Mrs Chomley, of Geelong, and Mrs Scott, of Edinburgh. Their son, Lt George Douglass, died in 1918 as a result of wounds incurred in World War I.

 

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