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Nathaniel Lucas (1793–1875)

Nathaniel Lucas worked with his father as a carpenter after the family moved to Sydney in 1805. In 1818 he moved to Tasmania with his common-law wife Sarah Stone. In 1819 he was granted a license to graze Black Hill in the Port Dalrymple district for 12 months. He continued to work as a builder.

* further information: Peter McKay, A Nation Within a Nation: The Lucas Clan in Australia (2004), pp 388-89

Additional Resources

  • death notice, Cornwall Chronicle (Launceston, Tas), 18 August 1875, p 2

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'Lucas, Nathaniel (1793–1875)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 26 May 2024.

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Life Summary [details]


1 August, 1793
Norfolk Island, Australia


6 August, 1875 (aged 82)
Port Sorell, Tasmania, Australia

Cause of Death

cancer (jaw)

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