Biographical entry Allan, James Thomas (1831 - 1912)
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
- Explorer, Pastoralist and Pioneer
James Thomas Allan came to Australia to work the goldfields.
He went on to work as a labourer before beginning his travels of previously unexplored parts of Queensland.
On his travels he discovered much good ground to graze cattle and went on to be a very successful grazier and property owner, until the drought of 1902 depleted his herd severely and he sold his herds and land to retire to Sydney.
He was one of the first settlers on the Barcoo and for a time owned Mount Enniskelen and Elizabeth Creek.
- Walsh, G. P., 'Allan, James Thomas (1831-1912), explorer and pastoralist', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 3, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1969, pp. 22-23. Also available at http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/allen-arthur-max-9336. Details
Created: 31 January 2012, Last modified: 3 October 2012