The Cudmores were Limerick Quakers who had received assisted passage to Tasmania because of their poor circumstances. Two years later they decided to try their luck in Adelaide. The fledgling city needed building and Daniel became a successful pisé-house builder. With the money made from that enterprise he established breweries in Adelaide and Kapunda. Later, with money from an Irish legacy the Cudmores spread north to take up pastoral leases in Yongala and Paringa and eventually into Queensland and New South Wales. Their children continued expanding the family holdings and the big houses associated with them became famous: the names Tara, Avoca and Adare reflecting their Irish heritage, and Paringa Hall is now part of Sacred Heart College, Somerton Park.
“Daniel Cudmore,” Irish Place Names in Australia, accessed June 24, 2017, http://irishplaces.flinders.edu.au/items/show/372.