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Biographical entry Field, Barron (1786 - 1846)

Born
1786
Died
1846

Summary

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.

Archival resources

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Barron Field judgment : Marsden, Lawson and Douglass, 1823, 942398; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Extracts from records, regarding Judge Barron Field at Gibraltar, 1829 - 1841, 917085; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Letter from Louis de Freycinet to Barron Field, 6 July 1820, 455936; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Volume 249 Item 2: Angus & Robertson miscellaneous material - Barron Field letters and letter from R. Therry, 1824 and 1861, 1824 - 1861, 1002124; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

State Records New South Wales, Sydney Reading Room

  • Copies of letters sent and received, mainly within the colony, or "Document books Nos. 1-3, 01 January 1817 - 30 October 1827, Series 938; State Records New South Wales, Sydney Reading Room. Details
  • Registers of important documents, commissions, oaths and licences, 1 January 1817 - 30 April 1863, Series 1059; State Records New South Wales, Sydney Reading Room. Details

Published resources

Books

  • 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 (London, England: Longman, 1824), 88 pp. Details
  • Orchard, A. E. and Orchard, T. A., The Botanist and the Judge: Allan Cunningham in Tasmania 1818-1819 (Weston Creek (A.C.T.): the Authors, 2014), 176 pp. Details

Edited Books

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

Journal Articles

  • Clemens, Justin, 'Barron Field and the myth of Terra nullius', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, 151 (2) (2018), 135-41. Details

Reports

Resources

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.' (Sydney, NSW: Robert Howe, Government Printer, 1823), p. 24. Details

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