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The following is an extract from the web site of Rosie's Inn, a Bed and Breakfast at New Norfolk, a very pretty town about 30 minutes drive from the City of Hobart. The Doran family property referred to was the home of my grandfather John Alfred Askey-Doran, the first Askey-Doran. Visit Rosie's Inn web site by clicking on the image to the right.

Our 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.


Prior to this, the 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 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.

Reprinted with the kind permission of Rosie Wood.

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