Thomas Woore

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Thomas Woore
Born(1804-01-29)29 January 1804
Died21 June 1878(1878-06-21) (aged 74) [1]
Spouse(s)Mary A. Dickson (1835) [2] [3]
Relatives William Busby (son-in-law)

Thomas Woore (29 January 1804 – 21 June 1878) was a Royal Navy officer, grazier, railways leader and surveyor. Woore was born in Derry, County Londonderry, Ireland and died in Double Bay, Sydney, New South Wales. [4]

He joined the Royal Navy in 1819 serving on various ships until retiring in 1834. On 1 January 1835, he married Mary Dickson, daughter of John Dickson. From 1846 until 1848 he worked on his own surveying possibilities for the proposed railway line being put forward by the early version of the Sydney Railway Company. In 1867 he was commissioned, with others, to search for a solution to the water shortage of Sydney. [5]

See also

Woore, Thomas (1876), Supply of water from the Warragamba River : sewerage of Sydney, irrigation of Cumberland, relief of the Hawkesbury, suburban railway, and defence of the North Shore of Botany Bay, combined in one scheme, s.n.], retrieved 22 May 2016

Woore, Thomas; Goulburn Mechanics' Institute (1855), Substance of a lecture on railways : delivered at the Goulburn Mechanics' Institute, on Friday July 6, 1855, Published by members of the Institute, retrieved 8 July 2014

Woore, Thomas (1876). Errors in the Great Western Railroad New South Wales. Printed by W.R. Riley, Herald Steam Printing Works. Retrieved 8 July 2014.

Woore, Marjorie (1990). Just another pioneer : Thomas Woore of Goulburn. [M. Woore]. ISBN   978-0-646-03906-0.

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  2. NSW BDM – marriage
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