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James Johnstone Davidson (1848–1901)

Mr. H. P. Wilson, of Adelaide, informs us that he is in receipt of a cable message from Mr. Allan A. Davidson, at Naniwa, Axim, on the west coast of Africa, announcing the death of his father, Mr. J. J. [James Johnstone] Davidson, late of Thackaringa and Adelaide. Mr. Davidson, sen., was in company with his son, who was manager of the West African Mines, Limited. He had been engaged on a six months' exploration on behalf of the Central Australian Exploration Syndicate Limited, of London. The party journeyed from a point on the transcontinental telegraph line, halfway between Barrow and Tennant's Creeks, to the Western Australian line, and then southwards and back to Barrow Creek. Mr. Davidson spent a great part of his life in the back country of Australia, and he was a typical bushman and prospector. He had many friends in the north. Mrs. Davidson died in Adelaide last March. The family of the deceased gentleman are residing at Parkside.

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'Davidson, James Johnstone (1848–1901)', Obituaries Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 24 May 2024.

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Geelong, Victoria, Australia


10 November, 1901 (aged ~ 53)