Gregson, Jesse

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Gregson, Jesse

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1837 - 1919


Jesse Gregson, company superintendent to the Australian Agricultural Company (AACo) was born in 1837 in Kent, England. In 1955 he migrated to Sydney and then worked for Dr Traill at Collaroy Station where he learnt stock management. In 1958 he was head overseer of Llangollen station near Cassilis. In May 1860 as Alexander Busby's partner, he overlanded 5000 ewes to a new station, Rainworth, near Springsure, QLD. Busby who had been elected to the board of the AACo recommended Gregson as superintendent of the company to replace Edward Merewether. Invited to England, Gregson was appointed to the position which he held from 1875 to1905. He applied himself to the care of the company's pastoral and mining properties, becoming a spokesperson of the colliery proprietors in dealings with the miners' union. In 1890-91 he served on the royal commission on strikes and was appointed to the royal commission which prepared the case for the Coal Mines Regulation Act 1896. Gregson died on 3 August 1919 at Katoomba.


England; New South Wales; Queensland

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Entered from deposit description on 14 September 2011




Australian Dictionary of Biography: (accessed on 14 September 2011)

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