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Biographical entry Wilson, James Lockie (1880 - 1956)


29 August 1880
St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia
13 November 1956
Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia
Pastoralist and Stud-breeder


James Wilson and his partner P.J.C. McDouall founded a Hereford stud in 1919 and a Poll Hereford stud in 1936. He was an executive member of the United Graziers' Association for 27 years and chaired its cattle committee, which opposed the introduction into Queensland of tropical Zebu cattle by the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research in 1933. Wilson was also Calliope Shire councillor for over 20 years and president of the Gladstone Show Society. He was educated at Hawkesbury Agricultural College in Richmond, New South Wales.



1899 - 1901
Career position - Served in the Boer War
Career position - Purchased Calliope station, near Gladstone in Queensland with P.J.C. McDouall
1912 -
Career position - Director of the Port Curtis Co-operative Dairy Association Ltd
1914 - 1942
Career position - Member of the Gladstone Harbour Board
1916 - 1919
Career position - Served with the 11th Battalion of the Australian Imperial Force
Career position - Bought Calliungal, Rannes and Balcomba stations with McDouall and founded a Hereford stud
1923 - 1924
Career position - Chairman of the Port Curtis Co-operative Dairy Association Ltd
Career position - Founder of the Central Coastal Graziers' Association
Career position - Founded a Poll Hereford stud
1948 - 1951
Career position - President of the Royal National Association
Award - Commander of the Order of the British Empire (CBE)

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