|Matthew Fitzpatrick, 1817-1874|
Mr. Matthew Fitzpatrick, emigrated from County Cork, Ireland, in 1838, to Tasmania, with his wife and two sisters. He soon settled down in the Port Cygnet district, and became one of the largest employers of sawyers and splitters, employing, when trade was brisk, no fewer than 500 or 600 hands. He was the first to export timber to the intercolonial markets, and also to lay out an orchard in the district. The last-named was on a selection at Petchy's Bay, and is now in the occupation of Mr. Lord.