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Atkinson, James (1795 - 1834)

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Born: 1795  Kent, England.  Died: 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).

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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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