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Everett, George (1811 - 1893)

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Born: 1811  Ludgershall, near Ludgershall, Wiltshire, England.  Died: 23 September 1893  Bournemouth, England.

George Everett and his brother John arrived in Sydney in 1838, and later squatted at Ollera fourteen miles from Guyra. The brothers went on to found a sheep and cattle breeding dynasty at Ollera Station.

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George arrived in Sydney, Australia, with his brother, John in October 1838 on the Hope and squatted at Ollera, near Guyra, New England. Their brother, Edwin, joined them in 1842 and the property was registered in their joint names.

George returned to England in 1856, John two years later, when he became the firm's London agent.

Ollera was a sheep station principally and also carried Hereford cattle. Ollera was run on paternalistic lines: the firm brought out migrant families and employed them as shepherds, paid good wages and established banking and store facilities, schools and a church. Sporting and social activities were encouraged and families intermarried.

When George died he was survived by his wife, Arabella, and four children.

[Brief Biography compiled by Robin Hammond, January/February 2004]

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Published by The Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 5 April 2004
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