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Thomas Moore (1762-1840) was an early European settler in Australia.

In 1796 he was appointed master boatbuilder by Governor John Hunter.

He was the recipient of numerous land grants, including Moorebank in the Liverpool district, which was named after him. He was appointed magistrate of the district in 1810.

Moore was one of the founding directors of the Bank of New South Wales, now known as Westpac Banking Corporation.

Moore died in 1840. In his will he left a substantial portion of his estate for the establishment of a college for the education of men of "the Protestant persuasion". The college, now known as Moore Theological College was opened on 1 March 1856.

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Thomas Moore (1762-1840) was an early European settler in Australia.

In 1796 he was appointed master boatbuilder by Governor John Hunter.

He was the recipient of numerous land grants, including Moorebank in the Liverpool district, which was named after him. He was appointed magistrate of the district in 1810.

Moore was one of the founding directors of the Bank of New South Wales, now known as Westpac Banking Corporation.

Moore died in 1840. In his will he left a substantial portion of his estate for the establishment of a college for the education of men of "the Protestant persuasion". The college, now known as Moore Theological College was opened on 1 March 1856.

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