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Biographical entry Atkinson, James (1795 - 1834)

Kent, England
30 April 1834
Oldbury, New South Wales, Australia


James Atkinson was a progressive farmer who tried to raise the efficiency of farming in New South Wales. He wrote two books: An Account of the State of Agriculture & Grazing in New South Wales (1826), which was awarded a gold medal by the Agricultural and Horticultural Society, and On the Expediency and Necessity of Encouraging Distilling and Brewing from Grain in New South Wales (1829).


Born Kent, England, 1795. Died Oldbury, New South Wales, 30 April 1834. Arrived Sydney 1820; principal clerk, colonial secretary's office 1820-22; farmer at Oldbury in the Bong Bong district 1822-34. He took an active interest in the work of the Agricultural and Horticultural Society and its Stock Club.

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