Notable South Australians/John Gibson
WHO died at Bowden, Jan. 2, 1872, in his 78th year, was a colonist of thirty-two years. He belonged to Northumberland, England, and in early life was head gamekeeper to Lord Frederick Fitzclarence, on the Etal Estate, and after serving eleven years in the same capacity to Sir Francis Titwell, of Barmah Castle, left for this country. Shortly after his arrival in Adelaide he was appointed Park Ranger, and held that office till it was abolished. Mr. Gibson was for many years an elder of Chalmers' Church, and highly respected for his large-hearted hospitality and benevolence. On the formation of the Hindmarsh District Council he was elected a member, and held office in it for some years.