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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._