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Charles Lucas (1801–1862)

Charles Lucas married Ellenor Murphy in 1820. He worked as both a carpenter and farmer throughout his life.

In 1836 Charles moved with his family to the Queanbeyan district of New South Wales. In November 1845 the family set off on a four-month overland journey to Gippsland in Victoria. By 1856 he was running 6 horses, 300 cattle and 5000 sheep at his property, Lowlands.

*further information: Peter McKay, A Nation Within a Nation: The Lucas Clan in Australia (2004), pp 1382-83

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18 December, 1801
Norfolk Island, Australia


20 February, 1862 (aged 60)
Bruthen, Victoria, Australia

Cause of Death

general debility

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