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Biographical entry Woore, Thomas (1804 - 1878)

29 January 1804
Londonderry, Ireland
21 June 1878
Double Bay, New South Wales, Australia
Surveyor and Pastoralist


Thomas Woore was a member of the Royal Navy in England from 1819 to 1934. Part of duties included hydrographic work which eventually brought him to Sydney. In 1939 he bought a station, Pomeroy, near Goulburn in New South Wales and became a leading pastoralist. Woore undertook survey work for the proposed railway at his own expense, for which he received no compensation. In 1867-1869 he was a member of the commission on the water-supply of Sydney and its suburbs and in his minority report vainly suggested building a dam at Warragamba.

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