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The O'Connors of Connorville : a great Australian story / Alison Alexander
Bib ID 7501990
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Alexander, Alison, 1949 September 23- author
 
Description Hobart, TAS : Fullers Publishing, 2017 
xiii, 305 pages : illustrations (some colour), colour maps, portraits (some colour), facsimiles ; 25 cm 
ISBN 9780995381438 (paperback)
Summary

Roderic O’Connor was a man to be reckoned with. He arrived in Van Diemen’s Land from Ireland in 1824, armed with little more than a steely determination to succeed. With his young sons, he set about amassing property and founding a family dynasty that continues today, with the sixth generation still farming at Connorville. The O’Connors were pioneers of the fine wool industry which made Tasmania famous. O’Connor wool bales, with their distinctive ROC branding, have broken world record prices for superfine wool. But this is not just a story of working the land. Impressed with Roderic O’Connor’s ability to get things done and his incorruptibility, a rare thing in the early days of the colony Governor Arthur appointed him as a Land Commissioner, and later as Inspector of Roads and Bridges. In these roles he left his mark on the young colony. Anyone with an interest in early Tasmanian history will find much to discover in the story of this man’s life.

Notes

Includes bibliographical references (pages 298-299) and index.

Subjects O'Connor, Roderic, 1784–1860.  |  O'Connor, Roderic, 1784–1860 -- Family.  |  Land use -- Tasmania -- Management.  |  Roads -- Tasmania -- Design and construction -- History.  |  Tasmania -- Officials and employees -- Biography.  |  Connorville Station (Tas.) -- History.  |  Tasmania -- History -- 1803-1851.  |  Australian
Form/genre Biographies.
Copyright information Copyright © Alison Alexander. 

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