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Finch-Hatton, Harold Heneage

Born:
1856
Died:
1904
Forenames:
Harold Heneage
Surname:
Finch-Hatton

MP. FH tells an apocryphal story in which Finch-Hatton replied to a speech by Sir Robert Fowler, ('Farting Fowler'). According to Harris:

While Fowler was speaking, Finch-Hatton had shown signs of restlessness; towards the end of the speech he had moved some three yards away from the baronet. As soon as Fowler sat down, Finch-Hatton sprang up holding his handkerchief to his nose.

"Mr. Speaker," he began, ... "I know why the Right Honourable Member for the City did not conclude his speech with a proposal; the only way to conclude such a speech appropriately would be with a motion!"

FH also tells us that Finch-Hatton 'was the only white man that ever lived who could throw a boomerang as well as a Queensland aborigine'. [What? both at once?]

Sources:
LL