Garry Askey-Doran and wife Jean live in the
suburb of Lindisfarne in the City of Clarence on the Eastern Shore of the City
of greater Hobart. LINDISFARNE: An eastern shore suburb of
Hobart, fronting onto the Derwent River at Lindisfarne Bay. Named after
"Lindisfarne House", a property adjoining Rosny in the 1820s. It was originally
named Beltana but it caused confusion with Bellerive and so was changed in 1903.
My grandfather John Alfred
John and Lydia Askey-Doran)originally lived at Molesworth, a small
community between Granton and New Norfolk along the banks of the Derwent
River. He later moved to a property at New Norfolk (Askey-Doran
Property - property seen from the Bush Inn) where he continued the
family tradition of hop growing.
An extract from the description of
Rosie's Inn, a Bed and Breakfast at New Norfolk.
home, some ninety five squares, was built in 1956 by the
Australian Newsprint Mills (now Norske Skog) for its
staff and has historic links with the timber and
newsprint industry, traditionally one of the main
employers in the area.
to this, the Askey-Doran family owned the property,
growing hops until the late 1930's. Sadly the
historic farm house, oast house and hop fields
were demolished and the only link with the
Askey-Doran's historic property is the name of our
street, "Oast Street". Oast (derived
from the Latin word meaning heat) the term used
for kilns which dried the hops for beer making.
the kind permission of Rosie Wood.