King, James (1800-1857)

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Merchant; Manufacturer; Vigneron
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James King (1800-1857), merchant, manufacturer and vigneron, was the son of James King, a substantial farmer in Hertfordshire, England. His father suffered during the agricultural slump after the Napoleonic...

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James King was one of the first settlers in the Hunter Valley area to achieve reasonable success in viticulture. He also promoted the use of white Sydney sand for export to England to manufacture crystal ware and microscope lenses. Although prohibitive freight charges prevented this scheme, his discovery was recognised by the London Society of Arts and Manufactures with the award of its silver medal in 1837.

Born Hertfordshire, England, 1800. Died London, 29 November 1857. Arrived Sydney 1827; wheat and cattle property, Irrawang, from ca 1828, at first continuing his work in Sydney as importer and purchaser of colonial produce, as well as his involvement in whaling and shipping ventures; settled at Irrawang ca 1835, making pottery; planted vineyard there 1832, using Spanish, French and Portuguese vines; made his first wine 1836; won gold medal, Horticultural Society of Sydney for white wines and light sparkling wines 1850, 1852; medal, Paris Exhibition 1855, with some of his wine being served at the table of Emperor Napoleon III. Wrote (1857). Founder and first president, Hunter River Vineyard Association 1853. Commemorated by James King of Irrawang travelling scholarship, University of Sydney (endowed 1888).

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. King, James
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Liebig's Australian Connection: James King's Scientific Viticulture
    Rae, Ian D. and Brock, William H.
    Published: 2013
    Series: Historical Records of Australian Science, 24, 189-206
  3. King, James (1800-1857)
    Macmillan, David S.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 2, 54-55
  4. History of Wine in Australia
    Ilbery, J.
    Published: Hamlyn, Sydney, 1973
    Series: Australia and New Zealand Complete Book of Wine
  5. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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  1. James King letters and notes to Lord Grey, Her Majesty's¶Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies, and from Professor J. Liebeg and others concerning vineyards and wine-making at Irrawang, Hunter River, New South Wales, 1848-1857
    King, James, 1800-1857
    [ Unpublished : 1848-1857 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. Label? for Irrawang wine
    King, James, 1800-1857
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    At State Library of NSW
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  1. Papers relating to James King, 1833-1849
    [ Unpublished : 1833-1849 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. JAMES KING INVESTMENTS PTY LTD.
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    ... been made against the abovenamed Alfred James King, of .Linden-street, North Botany, builder, on his ... ,571) IN BANKRUPTCY. Ee Alfred James Sing. NOTICE is hereby given that a Sequestration Order lias this Hay ... 70 words
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  3. James Powers v. Robert Philip King.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 11 July 1884 [Issue No.338] p 4710

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    ... . Robert Philip King. ON Saturday, the 16th day of August, 1884, at noon, unless the trrit of fieri facias ... Forbe?, all the right, title, and interest of Robert Philip King, the defendent herein, of, in, and to all the ... 291 words
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    [ Sound : 2011 ]
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  2. 400 years of the King James Bible
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  3. The Eloquence of the King James Bible
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