The fifth child of Reverend Frederick John Pitman and Maria Elizabeth Brice, Josiah was a saddler in the Murray River town of Yarrawonga. He was born in what then may still have been known as Forest Creek, but is now Chewton. He married Annie Irwin Cairnes (b 1864) in September 1889 in Yarrawonga.
There were three other children of whom the only other information I have is that Jessie Cairnes Pitman (b 1895) probably married a man with the surname Ward, and that they may have had a daughter named Patricia. There are some photos of Jessie in the gallery below, and of their third child, Frederick William Robert Pitman (b 1897), but of the fourth child, Josiah Arthur Pitman (b 1901) I have nothing.
If you want to have some idea of the conditions for the people of that time, here is a photo of taken in 1858.
This stunning early photograph of Annie