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Pelican Waters QLD - Street Names
Tripcony Court

Thomas Martin Tripcony (1828-1896)

Thomas Martin Tripcony, sailor, shearer, oysterman, was bon in Cornwall, England.

He served in the Royal navy during the Crimean War and later joined the merchant marine. 

When serving in the ship “Agincourt”, he arrived in Melbourne in 1859, obtaining a discharge and went to the Goldfields, but failed to make a fortune.

He next tried shearing and worked his way to Brisbane where he was employed on the constructionof the Normal School.

In Brisbane in 1861, he married Catherine Buchanan (1835-1903) and went to work for Captain Whish on his sugar plantation on the Caboolture River plain.

From Caboolture he moved on to Deception Bay, lime burning for James Campbell and Sons, and moved from there to Toorbul Point and finally to Cowiebank, where he obtained an Oyster licence and took up land and settled for the remainder of his life – Oystering.

Tripcony Family home at Cowie Bank
Pumicestone Passage

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