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Biographical entry Berry, David (1795? - 1889)

Born
1795?
Scotland
Died
23 September 1889
Coolangatta, Queensland, Australia
Occupation
Agriculturalist and Landowner

Summary

David Berry was baptised in his home town of Cupar in Fife, Scotland on 29 December 1795. He managed the family farm there from 1827 to 1836 then migrated to Australia where he co-managed a farm run by his two brothers, John and Alexander. From 1848 to 1889 he managed the farm independently and eventually leased out part of the land and introduced sharefarming. During this time, Berry bred cattle and horses which were scientifically improved by imported blood. He provided £100,000 in his will to endow a chair of dietetics at the University of St Andrews and was interested in the education of the children on the estate. Berry helped to develop an agricultural society in Shoalhaven.

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29 December 1795
Life event - Baptised in Cupar, Scotland
1827 - 1836
Career position - Manager of his Family Farm in Cupar
1836
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Sydney)
1836 - 1889
Career position - Co-managed Coolangatta - his brothers' farm in Shoalhaven, New South Wales

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • David Berry - Records, 1836 - 1889; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.