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Nivison, James Alexander (1848–1913)

James Nivison, n.d.

James Nivison, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 15 January 1914

Mr. James Alexander Nivison, of Ohio Station, Walcha, N.S.W., died last month at the age of sixty-five years. During his life he saw many changes in the New England district, the Nivisons being one of the oldest of the New England pioneer families, the late Mr. Nivison's father, Mr. Abraham Nivison, having taken up Ohio nearly eighty years ago, in 1836 to be exact. James Alexander Nivison was born at Ohio in July, 1848, and received his education from Mr. Savigny, of the Collegiate College, Cook's River. After completing his course there, he at once went in for pastoral pursuits, his first experience being the management of Yarrowitch Station, then the property of his father, and situated about thirty-two miles south of Walcha.

After leaving Yarrowitch, he managed Ohio for his father until 1878, when he took it on lease until the latter's death. It then became his property, and was held by him till he died.

He was greatly respected in the district, and was for nineteen years licensing magistrate of Walcha, and for many years a member of the Pastures' Protection Board. In 1878 he married Mary Maude, the youngest daughter of the late Mr. Thomas Perry, of Bendemeer Station, situated between Uralla and Tamworth. The family consists of six daughters and five sons, the eldest managing Ohio for his father, and all the others having been engaged on the estate.

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Additional Resources

  • 'Ohio', Pastoralists' Review, 15 March 1911, pp 21-24 (pdf)

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'Nivison, James Alexander (1848–1913)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://oa.anu.edu.au/obituary/nivison-james-alexander-768/text769, accessed 12 December 2018.

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