People Australia

  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites

Browse Lists:

Cultural Advice

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people should be aware that this website contains names, images, and voices of deceased persons.

In addition, some articles contain terms or views that were acceptable within mainstream Australian culture in the period in which they were written, but may no longer be considered appropriate.

These articles do not necessarily reflect the views of The Australian National University.

Older articles are being reviewed with a view to bringing them into line with contemporary values but the original text will remain available for historical context.

John Riley (1792–1854)

John Riley (1792-1854) married Catherine Hines on 13 June 1814 at St John's, Parramatta; they had at least six children. Riley was a district constable at Prospect between 1822-1828. He died on 23 January 1854 at Kurrajong, New South Wales; his age was given as 57 and his occupation as farmer.

Citation details

'Riley, John (1792–1854)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University,, accessed 21 July 2024.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012

Life Summary [details]


20 November, 1792
Sydney, New South Wales, Australia


23 January, 1854 (aged 61)
New South Wales, Australia

Cause of Death


Cultural Heritage

Includes subject's nationality; their parents' nationality; the countries in which they spent a significant part of their childhood, and their self-identity.