Barcroft Henry Thomas Boake
Barcroft Henry Thomas Boake (1866 - 1892), by unknown photographer, courtesy of State Library of Queensland. 194242. .Image Details
BOAKE, BARCROFT HENRY THOMAS (1866-1892), surveyor, stockman, drover and poet, was born on 26 March 1866 at Waterview Bay, Balmain, New South Wales, eldest son of Barcroft Capel Boake (b. Dublin, 1838), professional photographer, and his wife Florence Eva, née Clarke (1846-1879). His parents had married on 7 March 1865; three of their nine children died in infancy. He was an active child, fond of sport, but showed early signs of depression, forerunner to that melancholia which was to oppress him for much of his life and ultimately to cause his death.
His father, though an agnostic, profoundly distrusted state schools and had the boy educated at private institutions. From 8 to 9 he attended a school run by the Misses Cook at Milson's Point. He spent the next two years ...Read more at the source website