10. Augustine Henry (1857 - 1930)



Dr Augustine 'Austin' Henry was born at Tyranee, near Portglenone, in 1857. While serving in the Maritime Customs Service in China in 1881 he became interested in botany, sending back nearly 16 000 plant samples. After 1900 he began his career in forestry later gaining a reputation as 'father of commercial forestry' . A grove in Portglenone Forest is dedicated to Henry, planted with species that he discovered in China.
Dr Augustine 'Austin' Henry