Mr.Philip Devereux, Hotelkeeper and Orchardist, Port Cygnet, was born at North Bridgewater, near Hobart, in 1820, and is a grandson of the late Mr. John McCarthy, who was a pioneer of New South Wa1es and Tasmania, and died in Melbourne. Mr. Devereux's father was a farmer at North Bridgewater.
In 1847 Mr. Philip Devereux settled down in business in the Huon district, and has been engaged in fruit-growing for many years. He has 23 acres under fruit adjoining the hotel at Port Cygnet, 20 acres at Irish Town, and another orchard at Lymington South.
As proprietor of the Huon Hotel for the past thirteen years he has been very successful, being careful always to pay that attention to visitors which the most exacting expect.
Opposite his well-known hostelry is a large entertainment hall. Mr. Devereux is identified with all local affairs, and was for many years a member of the Port Cygnet Road Trust. He married Miss Rooke, a native of the district, and has a family of sixteen children.
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