The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Tyas, John Walter
Tyas, John Walter, second son of John Tyas, for many years a member of the literary staff of the Times, was born at Brixton, London, on Nov. 26th, 1833, educated in France and afterwards at London University School and at King's College School, London. In 1854 he became tutor to the sons of Mr. J. Walter, M.P., proprietor of the Times. In 1861 he was admitted to the Bar at the Inner Temple, and was attached to the staff of the Times for about four years. In Feb. 1868 he arrived in Adelaide, and joined as a partner the firm of Carter, Tyas, & Co., Manchester warehousemen. In 1872 he visited the Aroo Islands, the coasts of New Guinea, and the Northern Territory, on a pearl-shelling expedition. Mr. Tyas returned to England in 1873; and for a time resided in Germany, going back to Australia in 1878. In 1882 he was appointed Registrar of the University of Adelaide.