I have struck gold mainly in the Gilgandra Weekly and Castlereagh (NSW : 1929 - 1942the newspaper for the area where James resided for most of his long life. In 1934 James wrote a series of reminiscences in this newspaper. To be able to read the words of an ancestor is priceless. There are also many other articles mentioning James on Trove.
In the interests of saving space I will not post the original articles here but links to those articles on Trove.
This article found here announced the series, http://nla.gov.au/nla.news-article113681259