Walter Charles PATTERSON

Born in 1862 at Sorell in Tasmania, Walter was the oldest surviving child of George PATTERSON and Emily RICHARDSON. The family moved across the Derwent to Southport around 1876 and Walter probably followed his father into sawmilling. His father took up land at Snake Plains and Walter built a house on his own land across the road from his parents. In those days it was the main road to Dover [Sledge Hill Road].

He married Louisa DENHOLM at Bothwell in 1889. They had eleven children.
 He worked as a saw doctor at the Stanmore mill and Garden Island and gradually planted an apple orchard.

He died in 1942 and is buried at Surges Bay.

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