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Biographical entry Moore, George Fletcher (1798 - 1886)

10 December 1798
Donemana, County Tyrone, Ireland
30 December 1886
London, United Kingdom
Explorer and Pastoralist


George Moore qualified in law and practiced at the Irish bar for several years before migrating to the Swan River colony in 1830. He took up land grants and ran large flocks of sheep. With his appointment as Advocate-General in 1834 he had a seat in the Legislative Council where he was an effective but ultimately unpopular member. Between 1831 and 1839 he a leading participant in exploring expeditions to the east and north of the colony around the Swan, Avon and Moore Rivers, York District, Northam and Champion Bay. This resulted in the discovery of rich pastoral country. Moore's interest in the indigenous inhabitants led him to publish (with Governor John Hutt) a dictionary of the local Aboriginal language (1842). He left the colony in 1852 on extended leave and did not return.



Education - Graduated in law, Trinity College, Dublin
Life event - Migrated to Swan River Colony
Career position - Advocate-General
Career position - Acting Colonial Secretary
Life event - Returned to the United Kingdom

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Edited Books

  • Brooker, Leslie (ed.), Explorers Routes Revisited: Moore Expeditions 1836; Drummond Expeditions 1841-1842, Lesley Brooker; Hesperian Press, Kalamunda, W.A.: Carlisle, W.A., 2012, 67 pp. Details

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