professional photographer, grew up in New South Wales, the eldest of three children of Henry William and Mary Burgin (née Gowen). Henry William junior was working as a photographer at Parramatta in 1860-64. He married Grace E. Curtis at the Presbyterian Church in Parramatta in 1851. Carte-de-visite studio portraits and views of the Hawkesbury River dating from this period are held by the Mitchell Library, as is his wet-plate negative collection of 'Portraits taken at Parramatta’. The latter include Miss Curtis (presumably an in-law), Mr Pouer, Mrs Chapman and Mrs Howard of Sevenhills.

Some details of the life of Burgin’s son, also called Henry William Burgin (1852-1887), are included among those of Burgin himself in the Dictionary of Australian Artists (1992).

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