Busby, James (1801-1871)

Field of activity
Viticulturist; Civil Servant; Civil servant
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James Busby (1801-1871), viticulturalist and civil servant, was born on 7 February 1801 in Edinburgh, the second son of John Busby and his wife Sarah, née Kennedy. He accompanied his parents when they...

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James Busby arrived in New South Wales in 1824 and received a grant of 2000 acres in the Hunter River district. He pioneered viticulture in the colony and published a number of books. In 1832 he was appointed British Resident in New Zealand.

Born Edinburgh, 7 February 1801. Died England, 15 July 1871. Studied viticulture in France. Arrived New South Wales 1824. Received a grant of 2,000 acres in the Hunter River district; obtained employment at the Male Orphan School near Liverpool in charge of the school farm and teaching agriculture until 1827; wrote "A Treatise on the Culture of the Vine and the Art of Making Wine" 1925; collector of internal revenue 1827-29; Europe 1831-32; British Resident in New Zealand 1832-40; storekeeping; farming; newspaper editor; served for several terms in the Auckland Provincial Council; published a number of pamphlets. On 20 March 1834 he held a meeting of chiefs at the Residency at Waitangi in the Bay of Islands, at which a New Zealand flag was adopted. In 1840 he drafted a treaty of cession and the first Maori signatures were obtained at Waitangi on 6 February. Son of John Busby and brother of George Busby (qq.v.).

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Busby, James
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Busby, James (1801-1871), viticulturalist and civil servant
    Davidson, J. W.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1, 186-188
  3. History of Wine in Australia
    Ilbery, J.
    Published: Hamlyn, Sydney, 1973
    Series: Australia and New Zealand Complete Book of Wine
  4. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

Resources by James Busby (37)

  1. The case of Mr. Busby stated in an address delivered at the table of the House of Representatives of the colony of New Zealand, on the 30th July, 1869 : with an appendix
    Busby, James, 1801-1871
    [ Book : 1869 ]
    View online
    At 5 libraries
    The case of Mr. Busby stated in an address delivered at the table of the House of Representatives of the colony of New Zealand, on the 30th July, 1869 : with an appendix
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 110,325.094)

  2. Journal of a tour through some of the vineyards of Spain and France / by James Busby
    Busby, James, 1801-1871
    [ Book : 1833-1979 ]
    At 29 libraries
    Journal of a tour through some of the vineyards of Spain and France / by James Busby
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 88,626.07)

  3. Colonies and colonization : a lecture delivered in the hall of the Mechanics' Institute, at Auckland, with especial reference to New Zealand / by James Busby
    Busby, James, 1801-1871
    [ Book : 1857 ]
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    At 4 libraries
    Colonies and colonization : a lecture delivered in the hall of the Mechanics' Institute, at Auckland, with especial reference to New Zealand / by James Busby
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  4. The right of a British colonist to the protection of the Queen and parliament of England against the illegal and unjust acts of a colonial legislature or government : a letter to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle... / by James Busby
    Busby, James, 1801-1871
    [ Book : 1860 ]
    View online
    At 3 libraries
    The right of a British colonist to the protection of the Queen and parliament of England against the illegal and unjust acts of a colonial legislature or government : a letter to His Grace the Duke of Newcastle... / by James Busby
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,608.727)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 60,608.727)

  5. Catalogue of vines in the Botanic Garden, Sydney : introduced into the Colony of New South Wales in the year 1832 / by James Busby
    Busby, James, 1801-1871
    [ Book : 1842 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At 4 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,789.348)

  6. A speech delivered in the provincial council of Auckland, exhibiting a picture of misgovernment and oppression in the British colony of New Zealand : preceded by a letter to this Grace the Duke of Newcastle ... / by James Busby
    Busby, James, 1801-1871
    [ Book : 1853 ]
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    At 2 libraries
    A speech delivered in the provincial council of Auckland, exhibiting a picture of misgovernment and oppression in the British colony of New Zealand : preceded by a letter to this Grace the Duke of Newcastle ... / by James Busby
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 59,742.102)

  7. Report on the vines, introduced into the colony of New South Wales, in the year 1832 : with a catalogue of the several varieties growing in the Botanical Garden, in Sydney / by James Busby, Esq
    Busby, James, 1801-1871
    [ Book : 1934 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 58,989.188)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 58,989.188)

  8. Journal of a recent visit to the principal vineyards of Spain and France : giving a minute account of the different methods pursued in the cultivation of the vine and manufacture of wine ... / by James Busby
    Busby, James, 1801-1871
    [ Book : 1835 ]
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 58,989.164)

  9. Journal of a recent visit to the principal vineyards of Spain and France : with some remarks on the very limited quantity of the finest wines produced throughout the world, and their consequenct intrinsic value; an attempt to calculate the profits of ...
    Busby, James, 1801-1871
    [ Book : 1834-1838 ]
    At 4 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 58,936.18)

  10. Illustrations of the system called responsible government, in a letter to His Excellency, Colonel Gore Browne
    Busby, James, 1801-1871
    [ Book : 1860 ]
    At Macquarie University
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 58,859.086)

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Resources about James Busby (27)

  1. The case of Mr. Busby stated in an address delivered at the table of the House of Representatives of the colony of New Zealand, on the 30th July, 1869 : with an appendix
    Busby, James, 1801-1871
    [ Book : 1869 ]
    View online
    At 5 libraries
    The case of Mr. Busby stated in an address delivered at the table of the House of Representatives of the colony of New Zealand, on the 30th July, 1869 : with an appendix
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on James Busby, pioneer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  3. Journal of a tour through some of the vineyards of Spain and France / by James Busby
    Busby, James, 1801-1871
    [ Book : 1833-1979 ]
    At 29 libraries
    Journal of a tour through some of the vineyards of Spain and France / by James Busby
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 87,506.727)

  4. Letters received from Eric George Oakes Ramsden, mainly regarding the publication of Ramsden's book, 'James Busby: the prophet of Australian viticulture', 1933-1939
    Ramsden, Eric, 1898-1962
    [ Unpublished : 1933-1939 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 69,519.43)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 69,519.43)

  5. James Busby. 1st British administration in New Zealand
    [ Photograph : 1933 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    James Busby. 1st British administration in New Zealand
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  6. Letter of the Right Honorable Lord Viscount Goderich, and, Address of James Busby, Esq. British resident, to the chiefs of New Zealand = Ko te pukapuka o te tino Rangatira o Waikauta Koreriha, me te korero o te Puhipi, ki nga Rangatira o nu Tirani
    Ripon, Frederick John Robinson, Earl of, 1782-1859
    [ Book : 1833-1997 ]
    Languages: English;Maori, [1 other]
    At National Library
    Letter of the Right Honorable Lord Viscount Goderich, and, Address of James Busby, Esq. British resident, to the chiefs of New Zealand = Ko te pukapuka o te tino Rangatira o Waikauta Koreriha, me te korero o te Puhipi, ki nga Rangatira o nu Tirani
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 58,511.188)

  7. James Busby as a young man painted in Sydney 1831 or 1832
    [ Photograph : 1940 ]
    View online
    At State Library of NSW
    James Busby as a young man painted in Sydney 1831 or 1832
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  8. Gazette extraordinary, New Zealand
    New Zealand
    [ Government publication, Book : 1840 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At State Library of NSW
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  9. James Busby : the prophet of Australian viticulture / by Eric Ramsden
    Ramsden, Eric, 1898-1962
    [ Book : 1940 ]
    At 4 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46,515.438)

  10. [Statements of revenue, internal revenue and customs collected by James Busby, Francis N. Rosie and Sir John Thomas Campbell in Sydney, 1st January to 30th June 1828]
    [ Unpublished : 1828 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46,282.656)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 46,282.656)

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  1. Busby, George (1799-1870)
    Surgeon
    ... Busby, James (1801 - 1871) ... Busby, John (1765 - 1857) ... , Newcastle and Bathurst; private practice, Bathurst; magistrate 1850. Son of John Busby and brother of James ... George Busby was Assistant Colonial Surgeon at the Norfolk Island penal settlement 1826-1828 and ...
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  2. Busby, Florence
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    ... Williamson, James Cassius ... Florence Busby is an Actor who is mentioned in 1 event in the AusStage database ...
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  3. Busby, John (1765-1857)
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  1. The sound of the movies
    Berkeley, Busby, 1895-1976
    [ Sound : 1933-2001 ]
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  2. The Busby Berkeley disc / produced in association with Moondog Pictures ; photographs courtesy of Warner archives ; Turner Entertainment Co. ; Warner Bros. Entertainment Company
    Moondog Pictures
    [ Video : 2006-2010 ]
    Languages: English;Spanish;French, [2 others]
    At 10 libraries
    The Busby Berkeley disc / produced in association with Moondog Pictures ; photographs courtesy of Warner archives ; Turner Entertainment Co. ; Warner Bros. Entertainment Company
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  3. Footlight parade / directed by Lloyd Bacon; numbers created and staged by Busby Berkeley
    Warner Bros. Pictures
    [ Video : 1933-2000 ]
    At Kingston LIS
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  4. Lullaby of Broadway : the best of Busby Berkeley at Warner Bros
    Warren, Harry, 1893-1981
    [ Sound : 1933-1995 ]
    View online (access conditions)
    At Edith Cowan Uni
    Lullaby of Broadway : the best of Busby Berkeley at Warner Bros
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  1. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re James Benzansen, of Busby's Flat, near Casino.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 31 July 1891 [Issue No.497] p 6018

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... ,874) OT BANKBUPTOY. Bo James Benzansen, of Busby's Flat, near Casino. KOTIGE is hereby given that a ... 66 words
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  2. PROBATE JURISDICTION. In the will of James Murray, late of Strachanshaw, Busby, Scotland, structural engineer, deceased.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 12 January 1940 [Issue No.4] p 134

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Iii the Supreme Court of New South Wales. PROBATE JURISDICTION. In the will of James Murray, late ... of Strachaiisliaw, Busby, Scotland, structural engineer, deceased. PURSUANT to the provisions of the ... 343 words
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,754.042)

  3. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re James Edward Justelids, of Busby Parade, Waverley, architect.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 9 September 1892 [Issue No.653] p 7374

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... ,480) IN BANKRUPTCY. Re James Edward J UBteliue, of Busby Parade, Waver ley, architect. NOTICE is hereby ... 69 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,622.294)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 2,622.294)

  1. MR. JAMES ROBERT BUSBY.
    Newcastle Morning Herald and Miners' Advocate (NSW : 1876 - 1954) Friday 7 June 1935 p 13 Article
    ... MR. JAMJES ROBEI l'T BUSIY, Tho funeral of Mr. James Itobort Busby oft.his Ittp resldonc, 50 ... tho gravealdo vwas cono d!oted by Rev. J. T, MoNamara. Mr. Busby wna very well known on tihe ... 155 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5,203.613)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 5,203.613)

  2. PIONEER OF EMPIRE. James Busby Remembered.
    The Sydney Morning Herald (NSW : 1842 - 1954) Wednesday 8 February 1933 p 12 Article
    ... 1871, It is quite time that the life of Mr. Busby, a man of distinct attainments, and one who served ... PIONEER OF EMPIRE. James Busby Remembered. (BY ERIC RAMSDEN ) In the Waitangi Treaty celebrations ... 1479 words
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  3. BUSBY ON THE VINE.
    The Sydney Gazette and New South Wales Advertiser (NSW : 1803 - 1842) Tuesday 27 July 1830 p 2 Article
    ... BUSBY ON THE VINE. We will not apologise to our readers for devoting so large a portion of succes ... vineyard, have not given themselves the trouble to read Mr. Busby with attention, may be in-duced by our ... 4238 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,986.207)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 3,986.207)

  1. Progress report from the Select Committee on Mr. John Busby (petition of Mr. James McIntosh) together with the proceedings of the Committee, and minutes of evidence
    New South Wales. Parliament. Legislative Assembly. Select Committee on the petition of Mr. John Busby
    [ Government publication, Book : 1864 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 482.499)

  2. The Darwin conspiracy : the confessions of Sir Max Busby : a novel / James Scott Bell
    Bell, James Scott
    [ Book : 2002 ]
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    The Darwin conspiracy : the confessions of Sir Max Busby : a novel / James Scott Bell
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 238.593)

  3. Journal of a tour through some of the vineyards of Spain and France
    Busby, James
    [ Book : 1833 ]
    At WA State Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 229.766)

  4. A manual of plain directions for planting and cultivating vineyards, and for making wine, in New South Wales
    Busby, James
    [ Book : 1830 ]
    At WA State Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 227.745)

  1. James Busby letters, 1823-1870
    Busby, James, 1802-1871
    [ Unpublished : 1823-1870 ]
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  2. James Busby correspondence, 1830-1866
    Busby, James, 1802-1871
    [ Unpublished : 1830-1866 ]
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  3. Papers relating to the Busby family, 1825-1845
    Busby family
    [ Unpublished : 1825-1845 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 421.88)

  1. James Busby, prophet of Australian viticulture
    Ramsden, Eric
    Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
    [ Article : 1940 ]
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  2. James Busby - his work for the Treaty of Waitangi
    Ramsden, Eric
    Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
    [ Article : 1941 ]
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  3. James Busby. The Prophet of Australian Viticulture. (1 October 1940)
    Royal Australian Historical Society; By ERIC RAMSDEN
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    [ Article : 1940 ]
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  4. Shame on us: smart thinking on viticulture. [James Busby, the 'Father of the Australian wine industry']
    Smart, Richard
    Australian and New Zealand Wine Industry Journal
    [ Article : 2004 ]
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  1. Munting - James - Horses - Spieler
    Munting - James - Horses - Spieler
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    Reports on the racing career of Spieler, a racehorse selected by James Munting and trained by him until sold. Spieler won jumps races in Tasmania and later in Victoria New South Wales and South Austra...

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    james grady
    Created by simes, 216 items.

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    Descendants of John James BONE came free from Kings Lynn, Norfolk England per "Tiptree" 1863 & Caroline Johanna IDLER came free from Strumpfelbach, Wurttemberg, Germany per "Arago" 1857.

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