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Burke

1. Edmund. 1729--97, British Whig statesman, conservative political theorist, and orator, born in Ireland: defended parliamentary government and campaigned for a more liberal treatment of the American colonies; denounced the French Revolution
2. Robert O'Hara. 1820--61, Irish explorer, who led the first expedition (1860--61) across Australia from south to north. He was accompanied by W. J. Wills, George Grey, and John King; King alone survived the return journey
3. William. 1792--1829, Irish murderer and body snatcher; associate of William Hare
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About 15 years ago Burke decided he would like to add top of the line wet weather gear to his range and met with the makers of the Henri Lloyd range in England to discuss manufacturing their sail clothing under licence.
Meanwhile, Burke also gained a licence to produce clothing using Gortex fabric which resulted in significant technical improvements to the Burke line of wet weather gear.
The Burke manufacturing business was steadily expanding but it became clear to Martin and Shari Burke that their products would eventually become uncompetitive against imports.
Burke says he found it difficult to tell staff who had worked in the business for years that that their jobs were to go.