Biographical entry Bracker, Frederick John Henry (1798 - 1870)
- 7 May 1870
Warroo, New South Wales, Australia
- wool grower
Frederick Bracker arrived in New South Wales in 1829 and remained when he was chosen to manage a run by the Aberdeen Co, called Rosenthal. He managed Rosenthal until 1849. He was considered an authority in wool-growing who farmers and squatters turned to for advice. He experimented with lucerne and introduced the first horse-powered steel roller mill, the first to produce flour from his own wheat. Rosenthal and his other property, Warroo, became training places for aspiring squatters.
- O'Neill, Sally, 'Bracker, Frederick John Henry (1798?-1870), wool-grower', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 3, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1969, pp. 213-214. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A030199b.htm. Details
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