Meadowbank Public School

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Thorn

Meadowbank classes have been named after notable people and places in Ryde’s early history.

THORN - Ann Thorn came to Eastern Farms in 1794. She had survived a gruelling passage to Sydney aboard the Surprise, and was given a 20 acre land grant. Her property, Thorn Farm was to the east of what is now Bowden Street. In 1795, she married James Shepherd, and that union produced many notable descendants within the district. She died in 1861. 

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