He soon perceived the importance of Burnie on the company's north-west Emu Bay block, and advised that it join the government to develop the port facilities.This decision began a career in which he sought to attract population and capital to the company's lands and the Tasmanian north-west coast region.
James William Norton Smith (1846-1911), manager, was born at Nailsworth, Gloucestershire, England, son of Richard Smith.
Appealing to audiences far beyond the boundaries with a stadium sized voice, Smith not only claimed his third #1 single at Country radio in Canada, but became the first Canadian male Country artist in the BDS era (post 1995), to have three #1 songs and only Canadian male Country artist to have two consecutive #1 singles.
Smith is also the first Canadian Country artist to have back to back #1 singles since Shania Twain in 1998.
The patent was granted to James Smith in 1792 and operated in conjunction with Matthew Boulton.
Famed for his partnership with engineer James Watt, whom he assisted in the development of the steam engine, Boulton was also notable for the high quality of the silver, Sheffield plate and other metalwork produced at his Soho factory on the outskirts of Birmingham.