William Henry Corfield (1843-1927) was an author, politician and storeman born in Somerset, England. He wrote Reminiscences of Queensland, 1862-1899 (1921). "As it is in the blood of most Englishmen from the "West Country" to seek adventure abroad, it is little wonder that the visit of an uncle from Australia strengthened a desire I felt to seek my fortune in that country. This uncle-H. C. Corfield-was the owner of some pastoral country in the Burnett district, and described in glowing terms life in the Australian bush. I might say here this was not all it had been painted, but that by the way. "