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Selected Poetry of Barron Field (1786-1846)


from Representative Poetry On-line
Prepared by members of the Department of English at the University of Toronto
from 1912 to the present and published by the University of Toronto Press from 1912 to 1967.
RPO Edited by Ian Lancashire
A UTEL (University of Toronto English Library) Edition
Published by the Web Development Group, Information Technology Services, University of Toronto Libraries
© 2003, Ian Lancashire for the Department of English, University of Toronto

Index to poems

  1. The Kangaroo


Notes on Life and Works

Born October 23, 1786, Barron Field married Jane Carncroft in 1816 and became Supreme Court Judge, Sydney, in February 1817. He published the first book of verse in Australia in 1819.

Biographical information

Given name: Barron
Family name: Field
Birth date: 23 October 1786
Death date: 11 April 1846
Nationality: English
Family relations
          father: Henry Field
          mother: Esther Field
          wife: Jane Field (from 1816)
          brother: Francis John Field
Language: English
Education: Inner Temple: 20 June 1809
Literary period: Romantic
Occupations
          Lawyer
          Judge
Residence: Sydney: 1817 to 1824
First RPO edition: 2001