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.
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 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.
the kind permission of Rosie Wood.