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James Tyson was a pastoralist who acquired extensive properties through Queensland, New South Wales and Victoria becoming a legendary figure during his life time, celebrated in a poem by A. B. Paterson "T.Y.S.O.N." He died intestate in 1898 leaving and estate of £2,500,000. See Australian Encyclopaedia volume 9.
MS 34 relates chiefly to the case of McEvoy v Tyson, a dispute concerning the boundaries of their respective holdings (Moon Moon Curra and Tyson's Darling District and Juanbung runs) at the junction of the Darling and Murrumbidgee Rivers. Robert Biggart Gow, the umpire in the dispute, in 1864 awarded costs to be shared equally and himself laid down the boundary to be observed. Further legal action ensued but is not recorded in the papers.
As well as papers to do with the case there is a group of personal papers of Robert Biggart Gow, maps of pastoral areas in some of which he held an interest, and also maps relating to the Burke and Wills expedition, including one signed by W.J. Wills.
Please refer to the collection's catalogue record for the access conditions (http://nla.gov.au/nla.cat-vn2238550).
Copying and publishing of unpublished manuscript material is subject to copyright restrictions. For such material, written permission to publish must be obtained from the copyright holder(s). Copying of unpublished material for research purposes is permissible 50 years after the death of the creator of the material.
Items from this collection should be cited as '[Title or description of manuscript item], Papers of James Tyson, National Library of Australia, MS 34, [box number and series and/or file number]'.
The collection has been microfilmed (G7727-7728)
Note that further papers of James Tyson are held at MS 877.