The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Nimmo, Hon. John
Nimmo, Hon. John, J.P., C.E., was born at Catrine, Ayrshire, Scotland, and educated as an engineer. He arrived in Victoria in 1853, and was for some years town surveyor of Emerald Hill, of which municipality he was subsequently mayor, and which he represented in the Assembly from 1877 to 1889, when he was returned for Albert Park. Mr. Nimmo, who is a moderate Liberal and Protectionist, and a strong advocate of temperance, was Commissioner of Public Works in the Gillies Government from Feb. 1886 to June 1889, when he resigned. He was for some time representative of the Government on the Melbourne Harbour Trust. At the general election in April 1892 Mr. Nimmo lost his seat.