• Full Name:
    Frederick Huntley
  • Role:
    Part-owner of homœopathic pharmacy
  • Occupation/s:
    Part-owner of pharmacy
  • State:
    New South Wales
  • Date first identified using homoeopathy in Australia:
    By 1857

(Material researched & presented by Barbara Armstrong)


[1828 - 1885]


Frederick was born on 21 April 1828 at Staines, Middlesex. He was the 4th son of surgeon Dr Robert Huntley and his wife Isette Rachael Reynolds. His birth was listed in the Quaker birth records.


On 3 October 1836 Dr Huntley and his family arrived in New South Wales, Australia. They travelled aboard the Duchess of Northumberland, Dr Huntley being the Surgeon Superintendent for the ship. Initially Dr Robert Huntley and family lived on their property called 'Farringdon' near Braidwood, New South Wales, where he was Braidwood's doctor until 1853 before moving to Balmain.


In 1857 Frederick formed a partnership with chemist John Bell to establish the Sydney Homœopathic Pharmacy, which became known as the Bell and Huntley Homœopathic Pharmacy. The partnership was dissolved by mutual consent on 31 December 1858.


Frederick married Elizabeth Wilson at Ashfield, New South Wales on 5 April 1862. They had 12 children.


Frederick died on 13 March 1885 at 'Staines House', Brett Lane, Balmain.


Note that Frederick's brother, Alfred Reynolds Huntley, also became involved with homœopathy, providing support for the Sydney Homœopathic Dispensary.


Huntley's Point on the western side of Gladesville Bridge was owned and named by Frederick's brother, Alfred.


©   Barbara Armstrong


  • Created:
    Saturday, 22 April 2017
  • Last modified:
    Monday, 24 April 2017