Charles Moore (1820 - 1895), by unknown photographer, courtesy of City of Sydney Archives. NSCA CRS 54/453. .Image Details
MOORE, CHARLES (1820-1895), merchant, auctioneer and alderman, was born on 29 August 1820 at Ballymacarne, County Cavan, Ireland, son of James Moore, farmer, and his wife Catherine, née Rogers. Educated at Drumkeen School, Fermanagh, Ireland, he was apprenticed at 12 to an elder brother, a Cavan draper. His indentures finished, he worked at his trade in Dublin and London. In September 1849 he sailed for South Australia with a shipment of drapery which he sold at a good price in Adelaide. After visiting Melbourne he settled in Sydney in 1850 and opened a drapery which prospered in the gold rushes. He soon bought Charles Newton's auctioneering business.
In 1860 Moore built a substantial house, Baden-Baden at Coogee, and was elected to the Randwick Municipal Council, where he often led the ...Read more at the source website