332. Kenneth George Dunstan Cobcroft
At the foot of the Kurrajong Range, in the Wilberforce district, is a well known White Leghorn farm under the control of Mr. K. G. Cobcroft. This breeder has been associated with the poultry industry for over 20 years, and during that time has been a staunch supporter of the White Leghorn. Hawkesbury Egg-laying Competition has been specialised in and one pullet recorded a score of 290 eggs, with an average weight of 26 oz. to the doz. While the team put up a score o£ over 1350. Wallsend and Maitland tests have proved a splendid field for the breeder. Chicks are reared under country conditions, and unlimited space is available for the development of the growing stock. Careful selection has revealed that the farm's, average is just on 200 eggs per hen. Typical specimens are strutting about the farm, with plenty of size, and all good egg producers. Mr. Cobcroft has done well at the Hawkesbury Agricultural Show, many prizes being awarded to this breeder. Utility characteristics are the keynote for Cobcroft's White Leghorns, and day-old chicks are always in keen demand. Early booking is desirable, as this breeder limits his breeding season.
Source: The Land 12 Sep 1941
334. George Thomas Barker
WEDDING. — A wedding took place on the 18th ult., at All Saints' Anglican Church, Parramatta, the contracting par- ties being George Thomas Barker, eldest son of Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Barker, of Moorebank, Liverpool, and Elizabeth So- phia Davis, only daughter of Mr. and Mrs. William Davis, also of Moorebank. The Rev. John Done, rector, was the offi- ciating clergyman. The bride, whose dress was of cream nun's veiling, was attended by Miss Nellie Barker, sister of the bridegroom, who wore white book muslin. The best man was Mr. F. Barker, brother of the bridegroom. The wedding breakfast, which was partaken of at the residence of the bride's parents, was at- tended by about 80 guests. The toasts customary on such occasions were duly honored. The wedding presents were nu- merous, and of the usual costly and use- ful character. The future home of the happy couple will be at Moorebank.
Source: The Cumberland Argus and Fruitgrowers Advocate 18 Sep 1909
Railway Employee - Lived in Nagle St Liverpool
335. Frederick Bede Barker
FLORENCE Ellen Whittaker proceeded against Frederick Bede Barker for the support of an illegitimate child. Mr. Atkinson appeared for complainant. Defendant was ordered to pay costs and expenses amounting to £6 12s, and 5s per week towards the support of the child.
Source: The Liverpool Herald 6 Oct 1906
FREDERICK BEDE BARKER The death occurred on May 28 at St. George District Hospital, Kogarah, of Mr. Frederick Bede Barker, aged 54 years, second son of the late Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Barker, of Moorebank, Liverpool. Deceased was a sergeant of the 2nd Battalion, A.I.F., and was one of the first to enlist and sail with the first
contingent. He was an original Anzac, be ing wounded at Gallipoli, and saw service throughout the whole of the war. He was well liked by all who came in con tact with him. The remains were interred to the Roman Catholic cemetery, Woronora, on May 30.A wife and two children survive him, also brothers and sisters namely: George and Phoebe (Liverpool), Will, Tom, Nellie (Smithfield), and Amy (Concord).
Source: The Biz (Fairfield) 9 Jun 1938