Wyndham History

James Cowie (1875-1950)

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James Cowie (1875-1950)

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Shire President 1936-1937

Date

1936

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Language

eng

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James Cowie was born in Smeaton, near Creswick, in 1875. He came to Werribee in 1900 and took up farming land at Tarneit.

James was an active member of the Tarneit community. He represented the North Riding as a Werribee Shire Councillor and was Shire President in 1936-1937. His retirement from Council in 1943 was compulsory as he had been absent without leave from four meetings, after he strenuously opposed an increase in rates for the North Riding. 

James experienced ill health for the last twelve months of his life. He died in 1950 at Wandene Hospital.

Bibliography

1913 'WERRIBEE.', The Bacchus Marsh Express (Vic. : 1866 - 1918), 27 September, p. 2

1943 'Retirement Of Councillor.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 16 December, p. 2

1950 'OBITUARY.', Werribee Shire Banner (Vic. : 1911 - 1952), 7 December, p. 2, viewed 14 May, 2013, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article74721057

Citation

“James Cowie (1875-1950),” Wyndham History, accessed September 28, 2022, http://www.wyndhamhistory.net.au/items/show/197.

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This Item Relation Item: Davis house and smithy shop,
Cowies Hill,
Tarneit Road,
Tarneit