William Barry

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Samuel Thomas Gill, Refreshment Shanty, Ballarat, 1854, watercolour and gum arabic on paper.
Art Gallery of Ballarat, gift from the Estate of Lady Currie, 1963.


William Jackson Barry and his mate William Fox were on the goldfields at California.

William Barry was found dead in Narrandera in 1898.[1]

Goldfields Involvement, 1854

Post 1854 Experiences


NARRANDERA, Thursday.— An old identity named William Barry, recognised as a miser, was found dead in his house on Tuesday night. A magisterial inquiry was held yesterday, when a verdict of death from natural causes was returned. The deceased was possessed of land and property, also fixed deposits in the A. J.S. Bank. His wife and family are in Melbourne, but he has been separated from them for some years. The medical evidence indicated that death was accelerated by insufficient nourishment. Barry is stated to have taken part in the Eureka Stockade. [2]

William Barry, aged 65, a well-known character at Narrandera, was found dead yesterday in his shanty. He had miserly habits, and lived on rents derived from considerable property. He acted as police orderly during the Eureka stockade riot.[3]

Narrandera, Wednesday.- William Barry, about 65, was found dead yesterday in his shanty. He was a well-known character. He followed no occupation, and lived alone. He was formerly in the police, and took part in the Eureka Stockade outbreak, and acted as an orderly.[4]

See also


Further Reading

Corfield, J.,Wickham, D., & Gervasoni, C. The Eureka Encyclopaedia, Ballarat Heritage Services, 2004.


  1. Sydney Evening News, 5 May 1898.
  2. Sydney Evening News, 5 May 1898.
  3. Hobart Mercury, 5 May 1898
  4. Goulburn Evening Penny Post, 5 May 1898.

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--Clare K. Gervasoni (talk) 22:34, 13 February 2015 (AEDT)

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