Joseph Campbell

Joseph Campbell[1]

Male 1856 - 1933  (77 years)

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  • Name Joseph Campbell 
    Born 13 Sep 1856  St Marys, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 17 Oct 1933  Barmedman New South Wales Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    The Death of Rev. Joseph Campbell
    The Death of Rev. Joseph Campbell
    Report of the death of the Rev Joseph Campbell published in the Burrows News Newspaper, New South Wales, Friday 20 October 1933.
    Death Notice - Rev. Joseph Campbell
    Death Notice - Rev. Joseph Campbell
    The Rev. Joseph Campbell died October 17, 1933 at the Rectory, Barmedman and his death notice was published in the Sydney Morning Herald Newspaper, Saturday 28 October 1933
    Funeral Service 18 Oct 1933  St Johns Church of England, Barmedman, New South Wales Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Rev. Joseph Campbell's funeral service was held at St John's church of England, Barmedman, New South Wales, at 2.30pm on Wednesday 18 October 1933. His Obituary was published in Daily Advertiser Newspaper, Wednesday, 18 October 1933, Page 2. 
    Obituary 18 October  Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    The Rev Joseph Campbell's Obituary was published in the Daily Advertiser Newspaper, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia on Wednesday 18 October 1933, Page 2 
    Obituary - Rev. Joseph Campbell
    Obituary - Rev. Joseph Campbell
    The Rev. Joseph Campbell's Obituary was published in the Daily Advertiser Newspaper, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Wednesday 18 October 1933, page 2
    Obituary - Rev. Joseph Campbell
    Obituary - Rev. Joseph Campbell
    This obituary of Joseph Campbell was published in the Albury Banner and Wodonga Express Newspaper, New South Wales, Friday 20 October 1933, Page 46
    Occupation Clergyman, Scientist, Mineralogist, School Principal 
    Buried 18 Oct 1933  Barmedman, New South Wales Australia Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Headstone - Rev. Joseph Campbell
    Headstone - Rev. Joseph Campbell
    Joseph Campbell died 17 Oct 1933, aged 77years, at Barmedman, New South Wales, Australia and is buried in the Barmedman Cemetery.
    Grave of the Rev. Joseph Campbell
    Grave of the Rev. Joseph Campbell
    Joseph Campbell died 17 Oct 1933, aged 77years, at Barmedman, New South Wales, Australia and is buried in the Barmedman Cemetery.
    Notes 
    • CAMPBELL, JOSEPH (1856-1933), clergyman and scientist, was born on 13 September 1856 at St Marys, New South Wales, second son of London-born parents William Branch Campbell, storekeeper, and his wife Elizabeth Anne, née Jackson. The family lived at Lane Cove, near Sydney, and Joseph was educated at a private school and by a tutor. After several years as a schoolteacher on a family property near Prospect, he matriculated in 1877. He studied mathematics, natural science and divinity at the University of Sydney (B.A., 1880; M.A., 1882), gaining the Belmore scholarship for geology and agricultural chemistry. On 7 January 1882 at St Michael's Church, Surry Hills, Campbell married Eliza Marian Holt. Of independent means, she was the daughter of the late William Holt and a medallist in French at the junior and senior public examinations. During the leave of John Smith in 1882-83, Campbell was acting-professor of experimental physics.

      From a Presbyterian background, Campbell was made a Church of England deacon in December 1880 and ordained priest on 21 June 1882. A fine preacher, he served in Sydney (1881-83), at rural Glen Innes (1883-86) and, in Sydney again, at Randwick (1889-90) and Coogee (1890-97). His wife's financial support enabled Campbell to undertake scientific and technical activities independent of his clerical stipend, and his church employment was interspersed with periods of leave when he travelled and experimented with the treatment of ores.

      Beginning in 1876 Campbell wrote a number of booklets covering geography, practical photography, religion and science. First published in 1885, his Simple Tests for Minerals, or Everyman His Own Analyst ran to four editions and numerous reprints until 1936; 'Campbell's Prospector's Box', to carry out the tests, accompanied it. Appointed a commissioner for the Colonial and Indian Exhibition, London (1886), he and his family spent three years in Britain, where he preached. He was elected a fellow of the Geological Society of London, the Linnean Society of London and the Royal Institute of Chemistry. Back in Sydney, in 1893 he founded and became principal of St Nicolas's College, Randwick, for 'the proper training of mining experts', and published another successful booklet, Gold, and How to Get it (1894). Following a visit to England and North America, in 1897 the family moved to New Zealand, where Campbell held a general licence in the diocese of Auckland, while he managed a company attempting to treat refractory gold ores on Hauraki Peninsula. The work ceased in 1900 and, returning to church duties, he became vicar at St Paul's, Papanui.

      Leaving New Zealand in 1903, Campbell was archdeacon and rector at Cairns, Queensland, from 1904 until 1909. In addition, he gave courses in mineralogy and mineral exploration and began active research on tropical agriculture. His wife had died in England in 1901. On 9 October 1909 at St Michael's Church, Sydney, giving his occupation as cotton planter, he married Ellen Kate Male, an 18-year-old typist from Cooktown, Queensland. Resigning his ministry, he travelled overseas to form a company to develop large-scale cotton farming, returning to Cairns in 1912. The war interfered with his cotton plans, however, and he turned to sugar cane, to paper production from pandanus and to the manufacture of native dyes, and opened a small laboratory and museum of science. In 1919, during a shipping strike and influenza epidemic, he converted his paper pulp machine to crush maize, producing much-needed flour for the district.

      Campbell came back to Sydney in the 1920s and set up an advisory scientific bureau. A man of restless energy, he was perhaps by this time behaving somewhat eccentrically. From 1926, through his friend Bishop L. B. Radford , Campbell had a series of relieving positions in churches in southern New South Wales. He died on 17 October 1933 at Barmedman and was buried in the local cemetery with Anglican rites. His wife, their three children, and the two daughters from his first marriage survived him.
    Person ID I6527  Tucker Family Tree | Campbell Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Dec 2017 

    Father William Branch Campbell,   b. 5 Jul 1826, Shadwell ,Middlesex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Aug 1906, Nara, Gosford, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Ann Jackson,   b. 01 Mar 1829, London, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 06 Oct 1899, 79 Winbourne Street, Ermington, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 13 Mar 1852  St Lawrence Church of England Sydney, New South Wales, Australia and Roman Catholic Church Maitland, New South Wales Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    • New South Wales Birth deaths and marriages shows Registration number V1852258 38C/1852 Campbell William B and Jackson Elizabeth A -Early church record code ME - Church of England St Lawrence, Sydney, New South Wales and
      Registration number V1852258 98/1852 Campbell William B Jackson Elizabeth A -Early church record code LK - Roman Catholic East Maitland, Maitland, West Maitland. I can only assume that they were married twice in different denomination churches to appease their parents different religious affiliations.
    Marriage Registration, Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney, New South Wales
    Marriage Registration, Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney, New South Wales
    The Marriage Details of William Branch Campbell and Elizabeth Ann Jackson
    Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    Christ Church St Laurence, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
    This drawing is of Christ Church St Laurence Sydney NSW and was taken in 1850 before the construction of the spire in 1885.
    Christ Church, St Laurence, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - 1880
    Christ Church, St Laurence, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia - 1880
    This photo of Christ Church, St Laurence, was taken in 1880
    Family ID F2019  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Eliza Marion Holt,   b. 1861, Parramatta, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Oct 1901, England Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years) 
    Married 07 Jan 1882  St Michaels Church, Surry Hills, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [7
    Children 
    +1. Elsie Mary Campbell,   b. 1882, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Oct 1972, St Leonards, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
    +2. Stella Elizabeth Campbell,   b. 1884, Glen Innes, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F3120  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Ellen Kate Male 
    Married 09 Oct 1909  St Michaels Church, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. E.D. Campbell
     2. Nellie Oswesteria Dunoon Campbell,   d. 1938, Murrumburrah, New South Wales, Australia Find all individuals with events at this location
    +3. J.C. Campbell
    Last Modified 14 Mar 2009 
    Family ID F3121  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Archdeacon Joseph Campbell
    Archdeacon Joseph Campbell
    Archdeacon Joseph Campbell beside a cotton tree, Cairn, 1912
    Archdeacon Joseph Campbell
    Archdeacon Joseph Campbell
    The photo of Archdeacon Joseph Campbell was cropped from the main picture taken in Cairns Queensland.
    Rev. Joseph Campbell
    Rev. Joseph Campbell
    Rev Joseph Campbell taken from biography published in the The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Canterbury Provincial District].

  • Sources 
    1. [S36] Australian Dictionary of Biography, D. F. Branagan,, 63 (Reliability: 3), 2005.
      Select Bibliography

      D. Jones, Trinity Phoenix (Cairns, Qld, 1976); D. F. Branagan, ?Then Look Not Coldly on Science. Joseph Campbell, M.A. Journeyman Cleric?, Journal and Proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vol 131, parts 1-2, 1998, p 19; Australian Mining Standard, 15 July 1897, p 2031, 26 Nov 1903, p 724; list of references to Campbell in the Cairns Post (Cairns Library, Queensland).

      Author: D. F. Branagan

      Print Publication Details: D. F. Branagan, 'Campbell, Joseph (1856 - 1933)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Supplementary Volume, Melbourne University Press, 2005, p. 63.

    2. [S243] Anthony John Campbell (Tony) (Reliability: 3), 17 Oct 1933.

    3. [S101] Headstone Inscription (Reliability: 3).
      Barmedman Cemetery, Barmedman, New South Wales, Australia

    4. [S253] Daily Advertiser Newspaper, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, 2, 18 Oct 1923.
      See attached Obituary for funeral details

    5. [S253] Daily Advertiser Newspaper, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia, 2 (Reliability: 3), 18 Oct 1933.
      See attached Obituary

    6. [S56] Church Register, Christ Church, St Laurence, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 107 (Reliability: 3), 13 Mar 1852.
      William Branche Campbell of the Parish of Canterbury, Bachelar and Elizabeth Ann Jackson of this parish, Spinster were married in this Church by Licence this thirteenth day of March in the year 1852 by me ????? H Stephenson.
      The marriage was Between us W. B Campbell, Elizabeth Ann Jackson in the Presence of W Dettmar of Bligh St Sydney and Ann Gregory of Redfern.

    7. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 1882.
      Surname Campbell, Given Names Joseph, Sex Male, Event Marriage, Index Year 1882, Spouse Surname Holt, Spouse Given Names Eliza Marian, Spouse Sex Female, Place of Registration Sydney, Registration Year 1882, Registration Number 11

    8. [S4] NSW BDM, New South Wales Government (Reliability: 3), 1909.
      Surname Campbell, Given Name Joseph, Sex Male, Index Year 1909, Spouse Surname Male, Given Names Ellen Kate, Spouse Sex Female, Place of Registration Sydney, Registration Year 1909, Registration Number 9954


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