The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Inglis, James
Inglis, James, son of Rev. Robert Inglis, M.A., by his marriage with Helen Brand, was born at Edzell, Forfarshire, on Nov. 24th, 1845, and educated at Edinburgh University. He visited New Zealand in 1864, went to India at the end of 1866, and to Australia after extensive travel and work in India and the East, in search of health. At the end of 1877 Mr. Inglis saw considerable official service in India; was Famine Commissioner in Bhangulpore in 1875, and Executive Commissioner for the Government of India to the Melbourne International Exhibition of 1880-81. Having settled in New South Wales, he was returned to the Legislative Assembly for New England in 1885, and was Minister of Public Instruction in the Parkes Government from Jan. 1887 to Jan. 1889. He has written to the press under the signature "Maori," and is author of "Sport and Work on the Nepaul Frontier" (Macmillan & Co., London, 1880), "Our Australian Cousins" (Macmillan, 1882), "Our New Zealand Cousins" (Sampson Low & Co., London, 1886), "Tent Life in Tiger Land" (Sampson Low, 1888), and other works. Mr. Inglis married in Sydney in Oct. 1879 Miss Mary Nichol.