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George Alfred Tucker, [portrait], Wiley Park, ca 1880s

George Alfred Tucker, [portrait], Wiley Park, ca 1880s
 
FILE
030\030222
FEATURED
On the heritage panel: 'Forest grove, Dr Tuckers model farm, 1840-1880' erected by Canterbury City Council on the corner of King Georges Road and Tucker Street, Wiley Park.
ACKNOWLEDGEAS
Courtesy State Library of New South Wales and City of Canterbury Local History Photograph Collection
COPYRIGHT
State Reference Library, State Library of NSW.
SOURCEIMAGE
'Australian town and country journal' 9 July, 1887 held in the State Reference Library, State Library of NSW.
FORMATS
Master: 25x20cm b&w copyprint.
ORIGINALHELD
by State Library of New South Wales
LOCATION
Local History Photograph Collection
DATE
ca 1887
PLACE
Wiley Park, New South Wales (NSW), Australia
DESCRIPTION
Portrait of George Alfred Tucker who purchased 'Forest Grove' , a farm of 160 acres consolidated by William Richard Welch from three land grants in the late 1830's. Welch established a nursery in Pitt Street, Sydney with a 'choice and rare collection' soon after his arrival in the colony in 1817, and proved his ability as a 'nurseryman and seedsman and gardener', moving first to rented premises on the Botany Road and later to his own Forest Grove farm which he had purchased in 1874. In 1853, the property was 'in a high state of cultivation, a large garden with fruit trees, and a neat cottage'. <br>He was the owner of the Bayview Asylum at Tempe, a place where the wealthy could place their mentally unstable relatives for care and treatment. <br>Forest Grove became known as "Dr Tucker's Model Farm", and it was subdivided under that name in 1880.
IMAGENUM
30222 pm
TITLE
George Alfred Tucker, [portrait], Wiley Park, ca 1880s

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