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Wakefield Barton (1843–1920)

The death took place suddenly, yesterday, at the residence, of his daughter, Mrs. J. Page of Mooby, Scone, of Mr. Wakefield Barton, at the advanced age of 77 years. The late Mr. Barton was a member of the well-known family of that name which has left its mark so impressed in the political and commercial life of this State. Born in Adelaide, the deceased, with older brothers, took up land out Bourke way in the 60’s, but the disastrous drought at the commencement of the present century ruined them as it did many others. Edmund, now the only survivor of six brothers, was a C. P. Inspector. Another brother, Russell, member for Bourke in the Legislative Assembly for many years, was perhaps one of our greatest authorities on land, as well as commercial, matters, and sat on the directorate of many big commercial enterprises in the city. The deceased was a cousin of the late Sir Edmund ('Toby') Barton, one of our greatest statesmen.

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Adelaide, South Australia, Australia


22 July, 1920 (aged ~ 77)
Scone, New South Wales, Australia

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