|William Loney RN - Album|
From Pugh's Almanac 1911, p 409.
Milman, Hugh Miles, Late R.N., Government Resident at Thursday island, second son of Sir Wm. Milman, Bart., of Levaton, County Devon, was born 3rd August, 1845, in London, England. He was educated at Marlborough College, and entered Royal navy in 1859. He was invalided in 1865, in which year he came to Queensland, and remained on the Peak Downs for a time on the Messrs. Traver's stations, then joining the firm of Barkleman and Lambert, of Elizabeth Creek and Listowel Downs. On the expiration of the partnership he sold out, and, in conjunction with Mr. J.r. jardine, purchased Malborough Station. His station increases were, however, swamped by drought and disease, and he was appointed Police Magistrate at Aramac in 1881. Thence he was transferred to Cookstown in 1883, and acted as Government Resident and Deputy Commissioner for British New Guinea from 1886 to 1888 when he returned to Cooktown. In 1890 he was appointed Chief Commissioner of Stamps, and held that post till retrenched in 1902. On the death of Hon. John Douglas in 1904 he was appointed to the position he now holds.