Patrick Boyce (Paddy or PB) Coglin from Ballymote County Sligo arrived in 1836 on the Lady Liverpool. In a busy new life in the Province he was a timber merchant, a pastoralist, a publican, a town mayor, and a member of the South Australian parliament. His first land purchase was a block in Hindley Street where he set up his timber business. He bought the block from Dublin-born the Rev. C B Howard, the first Colonial Chaplain. He has been honoured in the naming of a road, a watercourse, and a hundred. In 1865 the Kapunda Herald speculated on his chances of being elected for the county of Light because he had ‘too much brass and bunkum’. Over time he represented Port Adelaide, Light, West Adelaide, Flinders and Newcastle electorates. He laid out the suburbs of Croydon and Brompton Park.


Rodney Cockburn, Pastoral Pioneers of South Australia, 1927,


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