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Biographical entry Mitchell, Josiah (1822 - 1887)

Born
1822
Whitehaven, Cumberland, England
Died
August 1887
Occupation
Horticulturalist

Summary

Josiah Mitchell leased the Experimental Farm, Royal Park, Melbourne 1863-71, during which time he introduced prairie grass, a native of South America.

Details

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.

Published resources

Books

  • Fox, Paul, Clearings: Six Colonial Gardeners and Their Landscapes, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2004, 269 pp. Details

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See also

Rosanne Walker