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Barker Monument, Mt. Barker
Title : Barker Monument, Mt. Barker Barker Monument, Mt. Barker
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Date of creation : 1933
Format : Photograph
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Barker Monument, (Capt. Collet Barker) Mt. Barker

Mount Barker was named by Captain Charles Sturt. Sturt had mistaken the mountain for Mt Lofty as he sailed down the River Murray on his journey of discovery in 1830-31. Mt Barker had been seen by Barker in 1831, when he climbed Mt Lofty but was not named by him. On learning of Barker's tragic death at the mouth of the Murray, Sturt realised his error and named the mountain for his fellow army officer.

Related names :

Barker, Collet, 1784-1831

Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869

Coverage year : 1933
Place : Mt Barker
Region : Mt Lofty Ranges and Eastern Plain
Further reading :

Barker, Collett.Commandant of solitude: the journals of Captain Collet Barker, 1828-1831 John Mulvaney and Neville Green. Melbourne: Melbourne University Press at the Miegunyah Press, 1992

Cleland, J. B. (John Burton), Sir, Inaccuracies in the memorial to Captain Collet Barker at Mount Barker [Adelaide: Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (S.A. Branch), 1945?]

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