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James GUM

  • Born: 14 Jun 1850, Nairne, S.A., Australia 3
  • Married: 28 Aug 1880, Hay Valley, Nairne, S.A., Australia 1 2
  • Died: 24 Sep 1927, Nairne, S.A., Australia 4 5

   Research Notes:

"GUM.—On the 24th September, at his residence, Nairne, James Gum, aged 78 years, late of Amyton, hundred of Kimha, third son of the late William Gum, of Nairn, leaving a widow, three sons, and four daughters to mourn their loss."



"Mr, James Gum, who died at Nairne on Saturday evening, after a long illness, was one of the oldest residents. He was born near Nairne on June 14, 1849 [sic], and therefore was more than 78 years of age. Mr. Gum was the third son of the late Mr. William Gum, of Nairne, and was educated there by the late Mr. Joseph Ryder. In his youth he drove 10 bullocks attached to a wagon from the copper mines at Callington and Kanmantoo to Scott's Creek smelting furnace. After the ore had been treated he conveyed the copper to Adelaide, the journey occupying two days. He also carted flour for John Dunn & Co., Nairne, to Adelaide, and brought back goods for the township. Mr. Gum went to Redhill in 1870, and was one of the earliest settlers there. He took up land near Amyton, Hundred of Pinda, and near Bruce. He farmed there for over 40 years, and had to contend with many hardships... Mr. Gum was married to Miss Mary Jane Nicholls of Nairne, 47 years ago. Mrs. Gum is living, and the sons and daughters are Messrs. Albert Gum (Kuryi kompila, west coast), Hurtles James Gum (Littlehampton), and Ernest Victoria Gum (Walloway, Orroroo), Mrs. A. McLean (Smoky Bay), Mrs. E. W. Allan (Auburn), Mrs. D. Hepworth (Nairne). and Mrs. H. Mills (Willowie)." 6

   Marriage Information:

James married Mary Jane NICHOLLS, daughter of James NICHOLLS and Caroline SWIFT, on 28 Aug 1880 in Hay Valley, Nairne, S.A., Australia 1 2. (Mary Jane NICHOLLS was born on 30 Nov 1859 in Hay Valley, Nairne, S.A., Australia 7 and died on 4 Jul 1936 in Mt. Barker Hospital, S.A., Australia 8 9.)

   Marriage Notes:

James Gum, son of William Gum, and Mary Jane Nicholls, daughter of James Nicholls.


"GUM-NICHOLLS.— On the 28th August, at the residence of the bride's parents, Hay Valley, by licence, by the Rev. J. J. Salmon, James Gum, to Mary Jane Nicholls."


1 South Australia BDM, Reg. # 124/741.

2 South Australian Register, Friday 3 September 1880.

3 South Australia BDM, South Australian Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 3 Page: 77 District: Ade.

4 Ibid, Reg. # 499/111.

5 Chronicle (Adelaide), Saturday 1 October 1927.

6 The Register (Adelaide), Tuesday 27 September 1927.

7 South Australia BDM, South Australian Births 1842 - 1906 Book: 18 Page: 109 District: Nai.

8 Ibid, Reg. # 581/2644.

9 Chronicle (Adelaide), Thursday 16 July 1936.

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