Notable South Australians/John Dickins
WHO was a shipowner and merchant in Plymouth arrived in South Australia by the "Pestonjee Bomangee" in 1836. He held a prominent position in connection with the South Australian Company for many years, when, having relinquished this office, he turned to literary pursuits, and from 1843 almost to the time of his death (which took place on March 4, 1871, in his 79th year), was engaged on the staff of the S. A. Register. He was a quiet, unobtrusive, plodding man, possessing many estimable qualities, which made him a general favorite.