The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Ives, Joshua
Ives, Joshua, Mus. Bac. Cantab., Professor of Music, Adelaide University, is the son of John and Hannah Goddard Ives, and was born at Hyde, Cheshire. Professor Ives was formerly Lecturer on Harmony and Musical Composition at the Glasgow Athenæum. In 1885, when the University of Adelaide set the example to the rest of Australia in founding a chair of music, Professor Ives was appointed its first occupant, arriving in Adelaide in March 1885. At first the chair was supported by public subscription, but so great has been its success that it is now self-supporting. Professor Ives was married at Glasgow in 1879 to Miss Janet Boyd.