Philip Jospeh Holdsworth was born in Balmain, near Sydney,on the 12th January, 1849; his father was English, his mother Irish.
He was the Editor of the Sydney `Athenaeum', he also worked with the `Illustrated Sydney News'.
For many years he was Cashier in the Treasury, Sydney; afterwards Secretary,
Forest Department, untill 1892. He died 19th January, 1902.
`Station Hunting on the Warrego, and other Poems' (Sydney, 1885). ..