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Nineteenth Century New Zealand Artists: A Guide & Handbook

BARKER, Dr Alfred Charles 1819–1873

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BARKER, Dr Alfred Charles 1819–1873

Born in London: qualified as a surgeon. Arrived in Lyttelton with the first Canterbury settlers on the Charlotte Jane December 1850. Made skilful sketches of historic interest and later became an enthusiastic and competent photographer. George Turner, the Lyttelton painter, was said to have made many paintings using the subjects of Dr Barker's photographs. Represented in Canterbury Museum.