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Tocal's one-time squire - Caleb Wilson

30calebTocal is one of the premier estates of the Hunter Region. A book has just been published on Caleb Wilson, the second owner of Tocal, by Jean Archer.

Caleb Wilson bought the property in 1834 and it remained in the hands of the Wilson family until 1907. He had arrived in the Colony of New South Wales as a free settler in 1804 with his two small children, his wife having died during the voyage from England. He was a tailor by trade, but he initially was granted 100 acres on the Hawkesbury River at what is now Richmond.

From thosebeginnings he became one of the wealthiest men in the Colony. He did this through continuing in his trade, working his land, lending money and holding mortgages and by establishing a large import business with a warehouse and shop in George Street, Sydney.

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Tocal Homestead new app


Tocal Homestead now has a free app which takes you around the stories of the site. You can use it as an audio tour when you visit Tocal, or if you just want to find out more aboutTocal: its Wonnarua heritage, convict buildings, Rolls Royces, it's glory days as a stud and the beginnings of the College, through to the place it is today.

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Expressions of Interest - Casual Skills Trainer

Tocal College is a Registered Training Organisation and a leading Australian provider ofspecialised training to rural industries. It consists of the CB Alexander Campus at Paterson, Yanco Campus at the Yanco Agricultural Institute, and offices at Tamworth, Trangie, Wagga Wagga and Gosford.

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Expressions of Interest - Tocal Alumni Officer

alumni-750x350The CB Alexander Foundation is seeking a casual employee to grow and service theTocal Alumni. It is envisaged that employment will be 7 hours per week with some out of hours work associated with occasional vents. The position will be located at Tocal College, Paterson.

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