Biographical entry Barrallier, Francis Louis (1773 - 1853)
- 11 June 1853
- Engineer and Explorer
Francis Louis Barrallier arrived with Governor King in Sydney in 1800 and through his explorations became involved in coastal mapping, geography and natural history. He left the colony in 1803.
Born France, 1773. Died London, 11 June 1853. Arrived Sydney with Governor King 1800; drew up architectural plans for the Orphan Asylum at Parramatta; appointed ensign in the New South Wales Corps from July; survey of the southern coast between Wilson's Promontory and Western Port March 1801 (Barrallier Island off Western Port named after him); surveyed Newcastle harbour July; acting engineer and artillery officer from August, with duties of maintaining and improving Sydney's defences; aide-de-camp to King from October 1802; unsuccessfully attempted to cross the Blue Mountains November 1802; returned to England May 1803; successful military career culminating with appointment as brevet lieutenant-colonel 1846.
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- Parsons, Vivienne, 'Barrallier, Francis Louis (1773-1853)', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 1, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966, pp. 61-62. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A010059b.htm. Details
- Andrews, Alan E.J., 'Mount Hunter and Beyond: with Hunter, Bass, Tench, Wilson, Barrallier, Caley, King, and Macquarie, 1790-1815', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 76, no. 1, 1990, pp. 3-15. Details
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