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Murray, Andrew

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Murray was a squatter's son who worked some of the richest tin mines in the Tingha district in about 1878. In a few years he and his partner, Peter Eddy, reputedly made a profit of 30,000 each. In 1881 their two claims yielded 84 tonnes of tin ore and employed 60 Europeans and 100 Chinese miners.

In 1882 Murray purchased Bannockburn Station. He planted a vineyard at his property, 'Hillside'. The cellar was built into the side of a red bauxite hill and he exported wine overseas, also selling it through a nearby wine shop.

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


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Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Sophie Patrick
Created: 26 June 2002
Modified: 18 March 2004

Published by The Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 5 April 2004
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Updated: 23 February 2010
http://www.nswera.net.au/biogs/UNE0302b.htm

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