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James Cassady Archive

James C. Cassady was a pastoralist in Northern Queensland, particularly in the Herbert River Region. He was born in Anoghal in Antrim, Ireland in 1837 and died in Queensland in 1902. His parents, Rose and Charles Cassady, migrated to Australia in 1849 to escape the potato famine.

This archive consists of a notebook which has had three authors: James Cassady, his wife Maria Cecilia (nee Kelly) until her death, then their son Francis Andrew O’Connor Cassady. It covers the years 1864-1879 and concerns James Cassady’s life at Rosella Plains Station to 1876 and at Fairview near Ingham from 1876-1879. Maria Cassady's entries include shopping lists from Batavia and her year of illness in Sydney in 1867.

In 1882 James Cassady took up Mungalla Station, famous for its beef cattle and thoroughbred horses. Mungalla Station was sold to Mr M. Atkinson of Glen Ruth Station, Mt Garnet in 1944.


Archive Location: 67L


Detailed Listing

JC/1 Original diary

JC/2 Transcript