DEATH OF MR. J, CAMPBELL.
Mr James Callender Campbell principal of the well known firm of Campbell and Sons of Kirks Bazaar died at his residence in Brighton yesterday morning He was born at Ballynagard in Londonderry in 1838 and was educated at Foyle College and Belfast Academy. In 1858 he sailed for Australia in the ship Royal Charter His brothers had been established in business in Melbourne for some time before he arrived, the firm being known as Campbell Brothers and he at once entered into partnership with them as merchants, importers and shipping agents remaining until 1861 when he went to New Zealand and carried on the business of an importer and general merchant there till 1864 when he returned to Melbourne and in 1865 took the management of the auctioneering business of McCaw and another. In conjunction with the late Mr William McCulloch he subsequently acquired the business,
which for some years was carried on at the Royal Horse Bazaar under the style of McCulloch Campbell and Company.In 1868 Mr J M Pratt became a partner
and the business was transferred to Kirks Bazaar, Bourke street where it has been carried on ever since .Mr McCulloch afterwards retired and the firm became Campbell Pratt and Company until 1887 when Mr Pratt retired and Mr Campbell took his two sons into partnership under the title of Campbell and Sons the name of the present firm
For a number of years before taking a scat in the Legislative Council Mr Campbell became identified with public matters and was always an ardent supporter of the Constitutional party and upon the death of the late Dr Dobson he was elected unopposed by the constituents of the South Eastern Province in 1895 and again in
Mr Campbell was one of the few retired mcmbers of the Legislative Council to whom His Majesty gave permission to retain the title of Honourable for the term of his life . Mr Campbell was twice married his first wife being the only daughter of the late Mr Ewen Tolmie of Dueran Station Mansfield by whom he had eleven children four sons and four daughters being now living. His second wife who survives him was a daughter of the late Christophcr Smith, of St Kilda._