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Gibson, James (1835–1916)

James Gibson, n.d.

James Gibson, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 June 1916

One of the oldest pastoralists and pioneers of Queensland, in the person of Mr. James Gibson, died last month at the age of eighty-one years. He was well known in pastoral circles throughout Australia, and was born in Ayr, Scotland, in 1835. Arriving in Melbourne in November 1853, he went to the Western District of Victoria, residing at what is now Camperdown till 1859 with Messrs. McKinnon and Scott and his brother, Hugh Hamilton Gibson. He was also with Walter Macpherson in Gippsland for about a year, travelling with horses and cattle.

In 1860 he went to Queensland, travelling with sheep for eighteen months, and returning to Victoria in the middle of 1861. A few months later he went to Sydney, and again started for Queensland from the Barwon River with 3000 head of cattle, in which he was a partner with William Glen Walker. He then took up Cargoon, Wando Vale, and Prairie, on the head waters of the Flinders in Queensland, and subsequently went down the Flinders and took up Millungera, Taldora, and Bunda Bunda in 1864. In 1878, the late Mr. Gibson went to the Cook district, and secured King's Plains from the late John Walsh, holding the property till the time of his death. The business of the station has been carried on for a number of years by his two sons, Norman and Oswald.

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James Gibson, n.d.

James Gibson, n.d.

from Pastoral Review, 16 June 1916

Life Summary [details]

Birth

1835
Ayr, Ayrshire, Scotland

Death

May 1916
Queensland, Australia

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