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Barker, John (1793–1874)

John Barker, butcher, was sentenced to seven years transportation. He arrived in Sydney in 1817 aboard the Larkins. He was described as being 5 feet 6¼ inches tall, and had a dark ruddy complexion, brown hair and hazel eyes. Upon his arrival he was forwarded to Windsor for 'distribution'. In 1822 he was working as a stockman and a year later, when he gained his freedom, was working as an overseer for Richard Fitzgerald at Bathurst.

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  • death notice, Evening News (Sydney), 28 November 1874, p 2

Citation details

'Barker, John (1793–1874)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/barker-john-29443/text36426, accessed 28 September 2021.

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Life Summary [details]

Birth

1793
Nottinghamshire, England

Death

25 November 1874
Windsor, New South Wales, Australia

Cultural Heritage
Passenger Ship
Occupation
Convict Record

Crime: unknown
Sentence: 7 years
Court: unknown
Trial Date: 1816