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Adams, Alfred Augustus (1814 - 1906)

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Born: 14 July 1814  Maidstone, Kent, England.  Died: 14 August 1906  Barraba, New South Wales, Australia.

Pioneer of the Barraba/Gineroi area in the mid 1800s

Career Highlights
Adams worked on farms in England from the age of 12 and arrived in Sydney on 25 July 1839 on the Strathfieldsaye after his father's death in 1838; he was a fellow-passenger of Henry Parkes.

He worked on various properties in New South Wales then in 1840 became manager of Barraba Station. He married Jane Bailiff in 1844 and acquired Barraba Station in 1845. They had five children. Eventually, his holdings included Welbon, Gineroi, Singapore and Careunga approximately 500,000 acres altogether. He was credited with being responsible for the high-quality bloodstock, cattle and sheep of the area. He collected 45 medallions from country shows and a first at the Royal Agricultural Show in Sydney.

Adams served on the bench at Warialda and travelled over long distances in the course of his duties. He lived at Gineroi until June 1896 when it was taken over by the NSW Land and Mortgage Company. He is buried near Gineroi homestead.

[Brief Biography compiled by Robin Hammond, January/February 2004]


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: James Crowley
Created: 3 December 2003
Modified: 18 November 2005

Published by The Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, 5 April 2004
Prepared by: Acknowledgements
Updated: 23 February 2010

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