James Julian Coates originally from Ireland married Emily Josephine Booth in Auckland New Zealand in 1870. They moved to Australia, had a son Julian James Coates in Carlton, Melbourne and a daughter Clara G Coates born Tambaroora near Hill End NSW in 1872. James Julian was a mining surveyor with qualifications from Queens College Cork, Ireland. He died in Qld. and may be buried in Cooktown Qld. James Julian had siblings, Issac Julian Coates (grazier) of McIvor River, Cooktown and Edward Julian Coates who both lived nr Cooktown, Issac died in 1905 from malaria, Edward Julian Coates predeceased him. Emily Josephine wife of James Julian also died in Cooktown in 1905. The father and mother of James Julian and his brothers Issac Julian, and Edward Julian were Daniel Coates Esq. of Kilgibbon House, Enniscorthy, Wexford, Ireland. and Elizabeth Julian both of Cork, Ireland.