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A plaque commemorates Sir James Arndell Youl, who was the founder of the Australian Trout Fishery.

The death is announced of Sir James Arndell Youl, aged 94 years. Sir James Arndel Youll, who was born in 1810, spent a number of years in Tasmania, and on his return to England after a long series of experiments, succeeded in introducing salmon and trout into the rivers of that colony; and he also made the first shipment of salmon ova to Otago, New Zealand. He was political agent for Tasmania from 1861 to 1863, and was for seven years hon. secretary and treasurer of the Australian Association which succeeded in prevailing on the Imperial Government to establish a mail service to Australia via the Red Sea, and in getting the Australian sovereign made legal tender throughout the British dominions. Sir James Youl was one of the directors on the London Board of the Commercial Banking Company of Sydney.
Queensland Times, Ipswich Herald and General Advertiser (QLD) 9th June 1904.


Address:70 Salmon Ponds Road, Plenty, 7140
GPS Coordinates:Lat: -42.754569
Long: 146.969306
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Monument Type:Plaque
Monument Theme:People


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In tribute to ​Sir James Arndell Youl, K. C. M. G.  1811 - 1904

Founder of the Australian Trout Fishery

He defied accepted opinion of his day and, by bold thinking and careful experimentation, succeeded in the first introduction of living ova of trout and salmon to Tasmania in 1864.

Presented by Tasmania`s licensed anglers

Source: MA
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