The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Stow, Jefferson Pickman
Stow, Jefferson Pickman, S.M., second son of the late Rev. Thomas Quentin Stow (q.v.) was born on Sept. 4th, 1830, at Buntingford, Hertfordshire, and came to South Australia with his parents in 1837. After engaging in farming pursuits, he went to the Victorian diggings in 1856, and to the Northern Territory in 1864. In the following year he formed one of a party of seven who sailed from Adam Bay in the Northern Territory to Champion Bay in Western Australia in a small ship's boat named the Forlorn Hope. An account of this expedition was published by Mr. Stow, who in 1876 was appointed editor of the South Australian Advertiser in succession to Mr. Harcus. Mr. Stow is the author of "South Australia: its History, Productions and Natural Resources," compiled at the request of the South Australian government for circulation at the Calcutta Exhibition, and published in 1883. It is a well written and concise manual, and has had an extensive circulation in Australia, England and India. Mr. Stow was appointed a magistrate in 1884, and in 1886 Commissioner of Insolvency, and Special and Stipendiary Magistrate at Mount Gambier.