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Matthew Moorhouse
Family Name: Moorhouse  Variant Spellings:  
Given Names: Matthew
DOB 1813
DOD 20 March 1876 
Place of Birth: Huddersfield, Yorkshire, England
Place of Death: Melrose, SA 
Age at Death: 63
School:
University:  
Qualifications: MRCS England 1836
LSA 1836
Speciality:  
Other Occupations: Parliamentarian
Pastoralist
JP
Spouse: Mary Ruth Kilner m.1842 Adelaide, SA
Children: See Statton
Voyages: "Sir Charles Forbes" from England arr. Holdfast Bay 7 June 1839
  • "Orient" dep. Adelaide for London 23 December 1856
  • "Escort" arr. Port Adelaide 9 August 1859
  • Came out as: Surgeon superintendent 
    Date Settled Aus: 1839
    Date of Departure:  
    First Registered: 1845 SA No.15
    Off Register:  
    Addresses: Holmfirth, Yorkshire, England 1836 (LSA lists)
  • Encounter Bay, SA
  • England 1857-1859 approx. (Cleland)
  • Adelaide SA 1861 (Medical Directory)
  • Hummocks, SA until 1870
  • "Bartagunya" near Melrose, SA 1870-1876
  • Positions Held: Protector of Aborigines for SA 1840-1857
  • Member of the Statistical Society
  • MLA 1860-1862
  • Publications: Natives [letter]. South Australian Register 8 August 1840 [signed M. Moorhouse, Protector of Aborigines]
    Notes: He is buried at Melrose cemetery, where his grave has a commanding view across Willochra Plain to the Pekina and Moockra Hills in the far distance, in country strongly reminiscent of pioneering days (Jennings personal communication)
  • Registered UK 1859
  • Acknowledgments: This record was updated in May 2005 with information supplied by Reece Jennings of North Plympton SA
    References: Australian Dictionary of Biography
  • Jennings R. Annotated list of registered medical practitioners South Australia 1844-1918. Adelaide, 1994 [MRCSL 1836 registered 4 February 1845 etc]
  • Cleland JB. Pioneer medical men in SA. Adelaide : Pioneers' Association of South Australia, [1941?].
  • Cleland JB. First fifty-two names in the medical register of South Australia Medical Journal Australia 1938; ii: 732-8
  • Lendon AA. SAA. PRG 128/12/11
  • Statton J. Biographical index of South Australians 1836-1885. Marden, S. Aust. : South Australian Genealogy and Heraldry Society, 1986
  • Cockburn R. Pastoral Pioneers of South Australia. Facsimile ed. Blackwood SA : Lynton Publications, 1974 (first published 1927).
  • Mortlock (59/4)
  • Medical Directory 1861
  • Medical directory for 1873, and general medical register. London : Churchill, 1873 [Melrose SA]
  • Shipping intelligence. South Australian Register 23 December 1856 [Mr and Mrs Moorhouse and 3 children on "Orient" for London]
  • Encampment of aborigines. South Australian Register 23 July 1858 [native tribes in care of Crown Lands Department since resignation of Dr. Moorhouse]
  • At Melrose. South Australian Register (newspaper) 11 May 1866
  • Obituary. South Australian Register (newspaper) 21 April 1876
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