The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Hoskins, Hon. James
Hoskins, Hon. James, M.L.C., was born in London in 1823, and emigrated to Australia in 1853. After a varied experience on the diggings, he was elected in 1859 to the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales for the Northern Goldfields. In 1872 he was returned for Patrick's Plains, and in 1874 for the Tumut. Mr. Hoskins was Secretary for Public Works in the Parkes Government from March to August 1877, and Secretary for Lands in the Parkes-Robertson Ministry from Dec. 1878 to Dec. 1881. He was nominated to the Legislative Council in Feb. 1889.