Mr. Patrick Holloway, Orchardist, Woodcock Road, Port Cygnet, was born in King's County, Ireland, in 1853, and is the son of the late Mr. Patrick Holloway, who was one of the early settlers in the Huon district.
He emigrated to Tasmania in 1867 with his parents, and was brought up to fruit growing on his father's property. Mr. Holloway, senior, was married at Ferlow, King's County, Ireland, to Miss Boland, who died at Port Cyguet in 1868. The issue of the marriage was four sons and two daughters. One son, Joseph, was accidentally killed at the erection of St. Mary's Cathedral, Hobart, in February, 1878 one daughter, Mrs. Phelan, died in May 1878, and the other daughter, Mrs. Synott, is still living, and resides at Port Cygnet.
Mr. Holloway, senior, died in 1887, and the subject of this notice then assumed the management of the estate, which comprises 32 acres, 4 acres being under such standard varieties of apples as Sturmers, scarlet pearmains, French crabs, New York pippins, ribstons, romebrants, and Rokewoods. He also grows a few raspberries. Mr. Holloway ships both to the London and Sydney markets.
He is always to the front in local politics, and has been a member of the Port Cygnet Road Trust since 1897, and treasurer to that body since 1899. He was married at St. Francis Church, Melbourne, in 1876, to Miss Malkin, a native of Battersea, England, and has a family of four children.
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