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S.A. Northern Pioneers: A. Barker
Title : S.A. Northern Pioneers: A. Barker S.A. Northern Pioneers: A. Barker
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Source : B 6912/C3
Date of creation : ca. 1870
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 50 x 33 mm
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Portrait of A. Barker from Stuart's Creek from the S.A. Northern Pioneers' composite, 1850-1859 (shown in position on B 6912/1).


Born 1812 Chichester, Sussex, England.

Died 24 January 1880, age 67 at St John's Wood, near Enfield.

Barker arrived in 1836 along with Colonel William Light and the Crew of the Rapid (ship). He was married 2 June 1842 in Adelaide, to Priscilla nee Chambers, who had arrived in South Australia in 1837. She was the sister of John and James Chambers, patrons of John McDouall Stuart, all South Australian Northern Pioneers. Priscilla was born c. 1817 in Norfolk, England and died 31 December 1900 at St Johns Wood. They had six children: Mary Maclean 1843 - 1890

William Pitt 1845 - 1914

John 1847 - 1925

Alfred 1849 - 1857

Priscilla von Rieben 1853 - 1919

Alfred James 1858 - 1923

Barker took up pastoral interests with Captain W. G. Field of the Rapid (ship). They had property at Yankalilla and Finnis Flat. Later he took up a pastoral lease in the hundred of Baldina, north of Port Wakefield. Barker was well known for the quality of horses bred on his property.

Related names :

Barker, Alfred, 1812-1880

Light, William, 1786-1839

Rapid (ship)

Coverage year : 1850-1859 (1885)
Period : 1836-1851,1852-1883
Place : Port Wakefield and Stuart's Creek
Region : Yorke Peninsula
Further reading :

Burrows, A. Kith and Kin: Sources for family history Libraries Board of South Australia, Adelaide: 1994

Cockburn, R Pastoral pioneers of South Australia 2 v. (207; 263 p.) Adelaide : Publishers Limited, 1925-1927 ("Reprinted from the Adelaide Stock and Station Journal.")

Kwan, Elizabeth. Living in South Australia: a social history Netley, S. Aust.: South Australian Government Printer, 1987

Pitt, G. Index to pioneers arriving in South Australia from overseas ports, July 1836 to December 1845 Archives Department, 1935

The Wakefield companion to South Australian history Editor Wilfrid Prest. Kent Town, S. Aust. : Wakefield Press, 2001

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