Barker, Thomas

Flour miller and businessman with extensive landholdings who was equally energetic in public affairs and philanthropy.

Milestone
Born
Soho, London, England
25 Mar 1799
Arrived Sydney
Oct 1813
Died
Bringelly
12 Mar 1875
Buried
15 Mar 1875
Occupation
Position
1813
1813 - 1826
1843 - 29 Feb 1856
10 Apr 1856 - 19 Dec 1857
Property
Owner of
Owner of
1826
Owner of
Jun 1827 - 12 Mar 1875
Owner of
1833 - 1875
Owner of
1834 - 1875
Relationship
Sibling

Barker, Thomas

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Arriving in Sydney as an orphaned apprentice, Thomas Barker forged a life as a highly successful self-made man, testament to the opportunities available to men of all classes and backgrounds in the fledgling colony.