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Biographical entry Magarey, Thomas (1825 - 1902)

25 February 1825
County Down, Ireland
31 August 1902
Enfield, South Australia, Australia


Thomas Magarey was a miller and pastoralist who served as a Member of Parliament from 1857-1865. He learnt the milling trade in Ireland and came to Adelaide via New Zealand in 1845. There he worked as a miller and from 1849 as owner of the Hindmarsh flour-mill. For the last 30 years of his life he lived on his farm near Enfield, where he installed a telescope and studied the stars.

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