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Biographical entry Field, Barron (1786 - 1846)



Barron Field served as Judge of the Supreme Court of Civil Judicature in New South Wales between 1817 and his return to England in 1824. During this time he also presided over the first sitting of the Supreme Court of Van Diemen's Land in 1819, edited a book on botany and geography Geographical Memoirs on New South Wales, and was actively involved with the Philosophical Society of Australasia.

Published resources


  • Kent, Thomas, A letter to Barron Field, esq : late judge of the supreme court, and president of the Agricultural Society of New South Wales : containing a refutation of the groundless assertions put forth by him to the prejudice of Van Diemen's land / by Thomas Kent., Longman, London, England, 1824, 88 pp. Details
  • Orchard, A. E. and Orchard, T. A., The Botanist and the Judge: Allan Cunningham in Tasmania 1818-1819, the Authors, Weston Creek (A.C.T.), 2014, 176 pp. Details

Edited Books

  • Barron, Field ; and Little Geoffrey (eds), Barron Field's memoirs of Wordsworth, Sydney University Press for the Australian Academy of the Humanities, Sydney, NSW, Australia, 1975. Details
  • Field, Barron (ed.), Geographical memoirs on New South Wales, John Murray, London, 1825, 504 pp. Details


  • Field, Barron, Regulations of the New South Wales Saving Bank : a depositary for the savings of the poor. To which is prefixed a plain address to the convicts on their arrival and to the small settlers, mechanics, servants and labourers of the colony, Digitised copy available online. Physical copy held at Mitchell Library SAFE/C1030, Howe Government Printer, Sydney, NSW, 1819. Also available at Details
  • Field, Barron, A vindication of the practice of not allowing the counsel for prisoners accused of felony to make speeches for them, Butterworth, J, London, England, 1828. Details

Seminar Papers

  • Field, Barron, 'First anniversary address (by the president) : list of members : and rules and regulations of the Agricultural Society of New South Wales, instituted on the 5th of July, 1822.', Robert Howe, Government Printer, Sydney, NSW, 5 July 1822, p. 24. Details

Online Resources

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