Thomas Woore

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Thomas Woore
Born(1804-01-29)29 January 1804
Ireland
Died 21 June 1878(1878-06-21) (aged 74) [1]
Australia
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]

Derry city in Northern Ireland

Derry, officially Londonderry, is the second-largest city in Northern Ireland and the fourth-largest city on the island of Ireland. The name Derry is an anglicisation of the Old Irish name Daire meaning "oak grove". In 1613, the city was granted a Royal Charter by King James I and gained the "London" prefix to reflect the funding of its construction by the London guilds. While the city is more usually known colloquially as Derry, Londonderry is also commonly used and remains the legal name.

County Londonderry Place in Northern Ireland, United Kingdom

County Londonderry, also known as County Derry, is one of the six counties of Northern Ireland. Prior to the partition of Ireland, it was one of the counties of the Kingdom of Ireland from 1613 onward and then of the United Kingdom after the Acts of Union 1800. Adjoining the north-west shore of Lough Neagh, the county covers an area of 2,074 km² and today has a population of about 247,132.

New South Wales State of Australia

New South Wales is a state on the east coast of Australia. It borders Queensland to the north, Victoria to the south, and South Australia to the west. Its coast borders the Tasman Sea to the east. The Australian Capital Territory is an enclave within the state. New South Wales' state capital is Sydney, which is also Australia's most populous city. In March 2018, the population of New South Wales was over 7.9 million, making it Australia's most populous state. Just under two-thirds of the state's population, 5.1 million, live in the Greater Sydney area. Inhabitants of New South Wales are referred to as New South Welshmen.

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]

The Upper Nepean Scheme is a series of dams and weirs in the catchments of the Cataract, Cordeaux, Avon and Nepean rivers of New South Wales, Australia. The scheme includes four dams and two weirs, and a gravity-fed canal system that feeds into a large storage reservoir to provide water to the Macarthur and Illawarra regions, the Wollondilly Shire, and metropolitan Sydney. The dams and associated infrastructure are all listed on the New South Wales State Heritage Register.

See also

<i>Australian Dictionary of Biography</i> Dictionary of Biographies

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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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References

  1. "Family Notices". The Sydney Morning Herald . National Library of Australia. 24 June 1878. p. 1. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  2. NSW BDM – marriage
  3. "Family Notices". The Sydney Herald . National Library of Australia. 5 January 1835. p. 3. Retrieved 8 July 2014.
  4. Abbott, G. J. (1966). "Woore, Thomas (1804–1878)". Australian Dictionary of Biography . Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 18 February 2012.
  5. "THE GOVERNMENT GAZETTE". The Sydney Morning Herald . LVI, (9159). New South Wales, Australia. 28 September 1867. p. 7. Retrieved 22 May 2016 via National Library of Australia.