Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson

Governor-General of Australia (1852-1928)

Hallam Tennyson, 2nd Baron Tennyson GCMG PC (11 August 1852 – 2 December 1928) was a British aristocrat. He served as the second Governor-General of Australia from January 1903 to January 1904. Before this, he served as the Governor of South Australia from April 1899 to July 1902.

Lord Tennyson

Tennyson was born in Twickenham, Surrey. His parents were Emily (née Sellwood) and Alfred Tennyson. He was twice married, and had three sons (two of which died during World War I). He died at Farringford, Freshwater, Isle of Wight, at the age 76.[1]


  1. Hodgkinson, Roma D. "Tennyson, Hallam (1852–1928)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Australian National University. Retrieved 26 September 2018.