Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
Lehmann Henschke - Person Sheet
NamePICK, James
Birth18 Dec 1835, Islington, Middlesex122515,6195
Immigration1852943 Age: 16
Memoto Victoria
Death21 Dec 1906122515,6195 Age: 71
FatherPICK, Henry (1797-)
MotherKNOWLES, Caroline (1798-1877)
Border Watch (Mount Gambier, SA : 1861 - 1954) Sat 22 Dec 1906122515


MR. JAS. PICK.-Mr. James Pick, J.P., of
Summer Hill, Hd. of Caroline, died early
yesterday morning at his residence. His death
was not unexpected. For eight or nine months
Mr. Pick suffered from diabetes, which
brought with it heart weakness and other
complaints, so his death was merely a matter
of a short time. For the last five or six weeks
he had been gradually becoming worse, and
for the last fortnight or more his death would
not have surprised his friends if it had occurred
any day. He passed away peacefully about 2
o'clock yesterday morning. The late Mr. Pick
was born in Islington, London, on December
18, 1835, and was, therefore, 71 years of age. As
a youth of 17 he came with his parents to
Victoria in 1852, and was thus a colonist of 54
years. All Australia of that day went off to
the newly discovered diggings at Bendigo and
elsewhere in Victoria, and Mr. Pick
went there also. He spent 18 months
toiling on the field, but his luck was not at
flood, and he did not make much out of it.
When he relinquished digging he took a situa-
tion as slaughterman in a butchering bueiness
there. A few years afterwards he engaged in
stock droving for the la!e Mr. J. Malden. His
first visit to the South-East was with a mob of
cattle that he drove from the Upper Murray.
He travelled thence first to Ballarat and then
to the South Avenue. In the following years
he made many trips with fat stock from the
outh-East to the Melbourne market, and also
to Adelaide. Mr. Pick was a capital racon-
teur. He had a good memory, and in his
varied experience as a stock drover he saw and
heard many, remarkable as well as humorous
incidents which in after years he was want to
relate in his own original and striking manner.
In fact, he was full of South-Eastern pioneer-
ing anecdotes which it is to be feared are now
for ever lost. Over 40 years ago Mr.
Pick became head stockman for Messrs.
Leake, at Glencoe, and was known as
one of the best riders in the South East. As
head stockman he had charge of the large mobs
of cattle and horses that were sent to market.
In those days there were very few fences be-
tween Mount Gambier and Melbourne, and
the forests were dense, and all stock had to be
watched at night. The trips were not free
from danger and were full of toil. On March 5,
1868, while at Glencoe, Mr. Pick married Miss
Fanny Margaret Read. Some three years
afterwards he started farming on his own ac-
count at the Springs, about 10 miles
from the town, but a few years later
he entered into partnership as a grazier with
the late Mr. Thos. Vause, and went to the Hd.
of Caroline, where he continued to reside for the
rest of his life. Mr. Pick was a careful
reader, a keen observer, and an intelligent and
good business man in his farming and grazing
operations, and everything else he enteral into.
He was a member of the Mount Gambier
Agricultural and Horticultural Society for
over 30 years, and was for several
years President of the Society. His last
term as President was in 1903. He was
also a member of the Agricultural Bureau, Mount
Gambier Branch, from its beginning till about
three years ago, when he resigned. He was
almost continuously a member of the Port
MacDonnell District Council from 1888 till his
death, and was again and again its Chairman.
In 1896 and 1899 Mr, Pick tried for a seat in
the House of Assembly as a representative for
this district but failed. The farmers and pro-
ducers were not organised then as they are now
under his strong guiding hand. In 1904 he
took a leading part in the formation of the
Farmers' and Producers' Political Union, tra-
velling from town to town for organisation pur-
poses, and sparing neither strength nor purse in
the effort. He may be regarded indeed as the
apostle of the Union, for he not only started the
Souyh Eastern Union on its way, but was the
means of starting several of the branches in the
other parts of the state. He was the first
President of the Union, and only relinquished
the position a few months ago because of fail-
ing health. His closing days were cheered by
the success of the Union candidates for the
Federal Parliament. By his organisation of the
farmers he accomplished a great work,
and one that most people thought impossible
till he really did it. His strong hand and wise
counsels will be missed in the management of
the Union. Mr. Pick leaves a family
of four -- three sons and a daughter and
about 20 grandchildren. His sons are Messrs
Henry and James Pick, of Mount Gambier,
and Mr. John E. Pick, of Terowie, and his
daughter Mrs. F. X. Martin, of Port Pirie.
The funeral arrangements are entreated to Mr.
H. R. Jobling, of Mount Gambier, and the
funeral is fixed for this afternoon. The cortege
will leave Summer Hill at 12 .30, and is ex-
pected to reach the Mount Gambier cemetery
at 4 p.m.
Birthca 1835, Ireland6195
Death28 Mar 1904, Caroline, SA6195 Age: 69
Marriage5 Mar 1863, Roman Catholic Presbytery. Mount Gambier, SA122516
ChildrenHenry (1865-1943)
 Caroline Mary (1863-1951)
 James O’Connor (1858-1955)
 John Edward (1869-1946)
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