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Biographical entry Irving, James (1852 - 1910)

Rochdale, Lancashire, England
1 December 1910
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
Veterinary surgeon


James Irving was Queensland's government veterinary surgeon from 1881. This role saw him advise the State's police force, postal service and tramways company. He was also responsible for investigating disease outbreaks in farm stocks and the quarantining of infected animals. Irving was an honorary veterinary surgeon of the National Agricultural and Industrial Association of Queensland and the Queensland Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals; an inspector of dairies for the City of Brisbane; a director of the Brisbane Permanent Building and Banking Co. Ltd.; and an office-bearer of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. His son James Washington Irving was also a successful veterinary surgeon.



Education - Diploma in Veterinary Sciences completed at the Royal (Dick) Veterinary College in Edinburgh, Scotland
1873 -
Career position - Private practice in the Logan district
Life event - Migrated to Australia (Brisbane)
c. 1881 -
Career position - Government Veterinary Surgeon in Queensland

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McCarthy, G.J.