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Fogarty's grocers, Errol St, North Melbourne

From the bleak soil of famished Ireland to growth in a new world

A refugee of the Irish potato famine, Thomas Fogarty forged a new life as a businessman and an alderman in North Melbourne. Thomas McEncroe continues our Graveyard Shift series, exhuming stories from the Melbourne General Cemetery.

Words by Thomas McEncroe

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