Biographical entry Austin, Thomas (1815 - 1871)
Baltonsborough, Somerset, England
Thomas Austin was a property owner at Barwon Park, west of Geelong. In 1859 he imported 24 wild rabbits from England on the clipper Lightning.
- Brown, P.L., 'Austin, James (1810-1896) and Thomas (1815-1871), settlers', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966, pp. 43-44. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010041b.htm. Details
- 'Austin, Thomas (1815-18711215)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1466828. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_a.html. Details
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