Biographical entry Mitchell, Josiah (1822 - 1887)
Whitehaven, Cumberland, England
- August 1887
Josiah Mitchell leased the Experimental Farm, Royal Park, Melbourne 1863-71, during which time he introduced prairie grass, a native of South America.
Born Whitehaven, Cumberland, England, 1822. Died Melbourne, August 1887. Arrived Victoria 1853; Botanic Gardens Melbourne; superintendent general cemetery Melbourne; nurseryman and market gardener Moonee Ponds; leased Experimental Farm, Royal Park 1863-71; agricultural editor of a weekly paper 1871-74; visited New Zealand for health 1874-76; in charge Mt Derrimont shorthorn herd 1876; contested West Bourke LA elections 1880 and later South Gippsland. Foundation member, Farmers' Union; member, West Bourke Agricultural Society.
- Fox, Paul, Clearings: Six Colonial Gardeners and Their Landscapes, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2004, 269 pp. Details
- 'Mitchell, Josiah (1822-18870831)', Trove, National Library of Australia, 2009, http://nla.gov.au/nla.party-1476478. 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_m.html. Details
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