Item 239 - Mamre House

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AU TAS UTAS SPARC P1-35-239

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Mamre House

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1 print on greeting card

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(1885-1964)

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Dr G.Musgrave Parker (1885-1965) qualified in medicine (M.B. B.Ch.) at Cambridge, U.K., in 1913, and in 1914 he was appointed a medical officer of health in Swansea. From 1915 until 1918 he served with the Australian forces in Egypt and France. On return he served as medical officer for the Kentish Municipality (Sheffield, Rai1ton) 1919-1921; Swansea 1921-1926 and Clarence, 1926-1947, and then joined the staff of the Repatriation Hospital, Hobart, until he retired in 1955. He acted as president of branches of the RSL at Kentish, Swansea and Lindisfarne. He devoted most of his spare time, however, to a study of the history of the East Coast and hoped to write a book on it, but this was never finished.

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House built by Rev. Samuel Marsden, St. Mary's, N.S.W.
Print by K. Hill

Mamre House is an 85-hectare property at Orchard Hills in Sydney's west, part of Reverend Samuel Marsden's original South Creek farm established in 1804. Mamre Homestead, built c1820s, was the home of this colonial chaplain, magistrate and pastoralist. It was the working farmhouse of a busy rural property, a model farm which included orchards, exotic pasture and other crops.

Samuel Marsden, in his work at Mamre farm, pioneered the Australian wool industry by importing and breeding the famous merino sheep.

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Investigations suggest copyright has expired. Please acknowledge: The George Musgrave Parker Collection and the University of Tasmania Library Special and Rare Collections

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