Biographical entry Atkinson, James (1795 - 1834)
- 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.
- Perry, T.M., 'Atkinson, James (1795-1834), settler and author', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966, p. 42. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010039b.htm. Details
- 'Atkinson, James (1795-18340430)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-554557. Details
- Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, Technology in Australia 1788-1988, Online edn, Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 3 May 2000, http://www.austehc.unimelb.edu.au/tia/index_a.html. Details
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