Biographical entry Magarey, Thomas (1825 - 1902)
- 25 February 1825
County Down, Ireland
- 31 August 1902
Enfield, South Australia, Australia
Thomas Magarey was a miller and pastoralist who served as a Member of Parliament from 1857-65. He learnt the milling trade in Ireland and came to Adelaide via New Zealand in 1845. There he worked as a miller and from 1849 as owner of the Hindmarsh flour-mill. For the last 30 years of his life he lived on his farm near Enfield, where he installed a telescope and studied the stars.
- Taylor, Herbert R., 'Magarey, Thomas (1825-1902)', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 2, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967, pp. 197-198. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020165b.htm. Details
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