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Eliza FORLONGE

Also known as: née Jack, Betty Jack, Eliza Forlong

Born: 21 October 1784

Died: 5 August 1859

Additional Information:

Pioneered Saxon Merino Wool into Australia - firstly into Tasmania and finally into Victoria.


Resources

  • Image - Statue of Eliza Forlong with a merino sheep in Campbell Town, Tasmania

    Description: Statue of Eliza Forlong with a merino sheep in Valentine Park, Campbell Town, Tasmania. A plaque describes how Forlong (born Eliza Jack, 1784, Glasgow, died 1859) walked throughout Saxony to purchase merino sheep which were brought to Tasmania. Date: 26 July 2019, 11:22:49 +10:00 Source: Own work Author: Sculpture by Peter Corlett, photo by Gary Houston Camera location: 41° 55′ 41.71″ S, 147° 29′ 38.16″ E

    Wikimedia Commons: File:Eliza Forlong by Peter Corlett 20190726-005.jpg


  • Image - Statue of Eliza Forlong with a merino sheep in Campbell Town, Tasmania

    Description: Statue of Eliza Forlong with a merino sheep in Valentine Park, Campbell Town, Tasmania. A plaque describes how Forlong (born Eliza Jack, 1784, Glasgow, died 1859) walked throughout Saxony to purchase merino sheep which were brought to Tasmania. Date: 26 July 2019, 11:22:26 +10:00 Source: Own work Author: Sculpture by Peter Corlett, photo by Gary Houston Camera location: 41° 55′ 41.78″ S, 147° 29′ 37.99″ E

    Wikimedia Commons: File:Eliza Forlong by Peter Corlett 20190726-004.jpg


  • References

    Shire of Euroa, Seven Creeks Country.  “Eliza and William Forlonge of Seven Creeks Station”.  Letter to Molly Clark, National Pioneer Women’s Hall of Fame, no date.

    Ramsay, Mary S. Australian Dictionary of Biography. “Forlong, Eliza (1784–1859)”. accessed 23 January 2020.

    The Australian Women's Register. “Forlong, Eliza (1784 - 1859)”. accessed 23 January 2020.

    Wikipedia. “Eliza Forlonge”. accessed 23 January 2020.