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S.A. Northern Pioneers: J.B. Hughes
Title : S.A. Northern Pioneers: J.B. Hughes S.A. Northern Pioneers: J.B. Hughes
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Source : B 6912/C2
Date of creation : ca. 1870
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 50 x 33 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Portrait of J.B. Hughes from Bundaleer from the S.A. Northern Pioneers' composite, 1850-1859 (shown in position on B 6912/1).

John Bristow Hughes was born in England on 26 July 1817. He arrived in South Australia in 1841 aboard the Porter after arriving in Tasmania in 1840. Hughes married Margaret Bartley on 6 January 1847 at Holy Trinity Church, Adelaide.

Hughes established the property Bundaleer shortly after arriving in South Australia with sheep he brought across from Tasmania. At this time his lease included the adjoining area of Booyoolee and Gnangwea, areas which were subsequently developed by his brothers Bristow and Herbert Bristow Hughes.

Hughes sold Bundaleer in 1854 or 1855 to C. B. Fisher and went to live Woodville at 'St Clair' where he fully funded the building of St Margaret's Church of England on Port Road (named after his wife). He was a member of the Legislative Council and then the member for Port Adelaide in the first House of Assembly in 1857. Hughes became the Treasurer but he resigned his seat in 1858 to return to England under medical advice. He came back to Australia two years later and had properties in Victoria but eventually relinquished ownership after financial troubles, later returning to Adelaide in 1875. Hughes was one of the original founders of St. Peter's Collegiate School in Kent Town.

During a visit to the Western District of Victoria John Bristow Hughes drowned at Point Lonsdale on 25 March 1881.

Period : 1836-1851,1852-1883
Place : Booyoolie and Bundaleer stations
Region : Mid North
Further reading :

Cockburn, R Pastoral pioneers of South Australia 2 v. (207; 263 p.) Adelaide : Publishers Limited, 1925-1927 ("Reprinted from the Adelaide Stock and Station Journal.") pp. 42-3

Death of Mr. J.B. Hughes Adelaide observer, 2 April 1881, p. 592, col. c-d

[John Bristow Hughes] Our pastoral industry, Adelaide: Australian "Garden & Field", 1910 p. 81

[John Bristowe Hughes] Cooper, L. T. Jamestown, a photographic study: a history of Jamestown, [Jamestown, S. Aust.]: Corporation of Jamestown, 1978 p. 1-2

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