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S.A. Northern Pioneers: J. Maslin
Title : S.A. Northern Pioneers: J. Maslin S.A. Northern Pioneers: J. Maslin
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Source : B 6912/C11
Date of creation : ca. 1870
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 50 x 33 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Portrait of J. Maslin from Saltia from the S.A. Northern Pioneers' composite, 1850-1859 (shown in position on B 6912/2).

John Maslin was born in October 1828 in Wiltshire, England and immigrated to South Australia in February 1850 with his wife and child on the Agincourt (ship). In 1851 he went to the Bendigo goldfields and made money before returning to South Australia. Maslin went into business with George Agars, Charles Swinden and Matthew Moorhouse and became a joint owner of Saltia, a property near Port Augusta and other properties. Maslin also visited Queensland to assess its potential but returned to South Australia.

He then joined with Robert Barr Smith in the purchase of the Hummocks, Warrakimbo and Koolunga runs before they acquired the Bundaleer property near Jamestown. Maslin eventually acquired full ownership of Bundaleer. Bundaleer had been developed and owned successively by J B Hughes, and C B Fisher and Henry Ayers. Maslin worked at improving the quality of the Merino sheep on the property. In 1898 he divided Bundaleer between his two sons, Frederick and George. George took the northern section, North Bundaleer, which was subsequently acquired by the government for closer settlement.

John Maslin died at Mitcham 16 May 1908 age 80, a man noted for his generosity and philanthropy.

Related names :

Maslin, John, 1826-1908

Agincourt (ship)

Coverage year : 1850-1859 (1885)
Period : 1852-1883
Place : Bundaleer, Saltia, Jamestown
Region : Mid North,Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :
The late John Maslin Observer, 23 May 1908 p32, 40

Late Mr. John Maslin Farm stock and station journal, vol. 3, no. 25 (July 1908), p. 12

[John Maslin] Our pastoral industry, Adelaide: Australian "Garden & Field", 1910 p. 405

Cockburn, R Pastoral pioneers of South Australia Adelaide: Publishers Limited, 1925-1927 ("Reprinted from the Adelaide Stock and Station Journal.") vol. 1 pp. 56-57

Malone, A Bundaleer through the ages Jamestown and district Centenary Committee, 1971

Internet links :
Obituaries Australia: Maslin, John (1828-1908)

North Bundaleer: history and restoration

Album containing views of the Flinders Ranges and adjacent country areas B 58001/1-24



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