The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Finlayson, John Harvey
Finlayson, John Harvey, J. P., is the son of William Finlayson by his marriage with Helen Harvey. His parents arrived in South Australia in Feb. 1837, and he was born at Helenholme, Mitcham, near Adelaide, on Feb. 3rd, 1843. He joined the staff of the South Australian Register and Adelaide Observer in 1861, became one of the proprietors in 1877 and editor of the Register in 1878, which latter position he still holds. Mr. Finlayson, who is a Justice of the Peace, married at Adelaide on March 20th, 1878, Alice, daughter of Thomas Shoobridge. He was a member of the commission for the Adelaide Jubilee Exhibition of 1887 and of the South Australian Commission for the Melbourne Centennial Exhibition of 1888. He is also a member of the North Adelaide School Board of Advice and of the Council of the South Australian Acclimatisation Society.