Barney, George

Soldier and engineer who became Colonial Engineer under Governor Bourke.

Milestone
Born
Wolverhampton, England
19 May 1792
Arrived Sydney
11 Dec 1835
Died
St. Leonards, NSW
16 Apr 1862
Occupation
Position
1838 - 1843
1841
1841
1856

Barney, George

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2008

As the first Colonial Engineer, Captain George Barney aimed to strengthen Sydney's harbour defences, overseeing the design and construction of many major infrastructure projects, some of which still stand today, including Circular Quay and Fort Denison.