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Biographical entry Barclay, Henry Vere (1845 - 1917)

6 January 1845
Bury, Lancashire, England


Henry Barclay explored Central Australia 1877-1906.


Born Bury, Lancashire, England, 6 January 1845. Died 1917. Lieutenant, Royal Marine Light Infantry June 1863; naval surveyor South America; to Tasmania 1871; South Australia 1877; command for work in Northern Territory 1878; worked in New Zealand four years; member Barclay-McPherson expedition to Northern Territory 1904-05; worked on railway surveys Queensland and New South Wales; command by commonwealth 1911; reported adversely on Hermansburg mission; retired to United Kingdom World War I.

Archival resources

State Records of South Australia

  • Henry Vere Barclay - Records, 1877 - 1906, RN 720; State Records of South Australia. Details

Published resources


See also

  • Strong, B.W., Henry Vere Barclay: Centralian Explorer (Deniliquin (N.S.W.): the Author, 2013), 132 pp. Details

McCarthy, G.J.