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|Birth:||23rd October, 1786|
|Death:||11th April, 1846|
Barron Field was an English-born Australian judge and poet. Barron Field was educated as a barrister and was called to the Inner Temple on 25 June 1814. He was a great student of poetry and frequently contributed to the press, being for a time theatrical critic for The Times. In 1816 Field accepted a commission as judge of the Supreme Court of New South Wales, and arrived in Sydney on 24 February 1817. Field was soon at work framing the necessary "Rules of Practice and Regulations for conducting the Proceedings of the Court". His salary was £800 a year with a residence, government servants, and rations for himself.In 1819 he published First Fruits of Australian Poetry, the first volume of verse, although it had only twelve pages, issued in Australia. His Geographical Memoirs on New South Wales, published in 1825, is an interesting collection of some of the earliest scientific papers relating to Australia.
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