Glenora

Description

Glenora is a region in the Derwent Valley of Tasmania. GLENORA.-- Mr. E. E. Reid writes: "I was told (I think by Mr. D. Chisholm, at present residing at Gordon) that a certain Mr. or Captain Fenton named this place Glen Norah, in honour of his daughter. The name was changed or corrupted into Glenora." Source: J. Moore-Robinson: A Record of Tasmanian nomenclature, with dates and origins; Mercury Printing Office, 1911. Early residents in the region were the Shoobridge family and according to the Australian Dictionary of Biography entry for Ebenezer Shoobridge it was the Fenton Forest estate which expanded into the extensive Glenora estate on the Styx and Russell Falls rivers. Source: Peter Chapman, 'Shoobridge, William Ebenezer (1846–1940)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/shoobridge-william-ebenezer-906/text14799, accessed 8 January 2014.