Barker, William

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Birth Date: 1819 (Dumfries, Scotland)

Death Date: 22 December 1886 (Brisbane, Queensland, Australia)

Parents: John Barker and Anna Maria (nee Smith)

Family: Elizabeth Harpur on 8 July 1847 in Logan, Queensland, 7 sons, 3 daughters

Religion: Church of England


Acquired Tamrookum and Telegraph stations, Upper Logan, 1843 to 1878; Acquired Gunna Warra Station, North Kennedy, and Canning Creek Station on the Darling Downs; Purchased `Nunnington' at Kangaroo Point, c.1877

Parliamentary Representation:

House Party Electorate From To Elected/Departure Reason
Council NONE Legislative Council 26 Apr 1861 22 Jul 1863

Additional Information

Sources: Queenslander, 13 February 1930; Waterson, DB, Biographical Register of the Queensland Parliament: 1860-1929, 2nd revised edition (Sydney: Casket Publications, 2001); Brisbane Courier, 23 December 1886

[Last Modified: Wednesday, 3 February 2016]