Biographical entry Woore, Thomas (1804 - 1878)
- 29 January 1804
- 21 June 1878
Double Bay, New South Wales, Australia
- Surveyor and Pastoralist
Thomas Woore was a member of the Roay l Navy in England from 1819 to 1934. Part of duties included hydrographic work which eventually brought him to Sydney. In 1939 he bought a station, Pomeroy, near Goulburn in New South Wales and became a leading pastoralist. Woore undertook survey work for the proposed railway at his own expense, for which he received no compensation. In 1867-69 he was a member of the commission on the water-supply of Sydney and its suburbs and in his minority report vainly suggested building a dam at Warragamba.
- Abbott, G. J., 'Woore, Thomas (1804-1878)', in Bede Nairn (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 6, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1976, pp. 439-440. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A060470b.htm. Details
Created: 30 June 1997, Last modified: 18 December 2006