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|Description: Edward Curr was appointed as the Van Diemens Land Company chief colonial agent on a salary of 800 pounds a year. He headed the advance party that was set up to choose the VDL Co land grant in Tasmania. He established the VDL Co in the north west coast corner of Tasmania. But the Company was not very prosperous rearing sheep as the country was not suitable for sheep and they did not thrive and they had losses due to the weather, wild dogs and other problems. Edward Curr left the Company's service in 1842 after fifteen years of hard constructive work and went to Victoria to live.|
Format: Pictorial and artistic works
Portrait of Edward Curr, Van Diemens Land Company chief colonial agent
Subjects: pioneers; sheep; land grants; businesspeople
People/Orgs: Curr, Edward; Van Diemen's Land Company; Chief Colonial Agent
Places: Stanley, Tasmania
Institution: Circular Head Heritage Centre
Object number: CHH_00807
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