William Walker (1828 - 1908), by Freeman & Co., courtesy of State Library of New South Wales. GPO 1 - 01655. .Image Details
WALKER, WILLIAM (1828-1908), solicitor and politician, was born on 26 February 1828 in Glasgow, Scotland, son of George Walker, schoolteacher, and his wife Elizabeth, née Ferguson. His father was recruited by Rev. J. D. Lang, reached Sydney in the Portland with his family on 4 December 1837 and opened a Presbyterian school at Windsor. William was educated there and by Rev. Matthew Adam, and was articled to Francis Beddek, a local solicitor, in 1841. Admitted as a solicitor on 30 October 1852 he practised successfully in Windsor until 1908. On 29 March 1853 at near-by South Creek he married Mary Cover Hassall, granddaughter of Rev. Rowland Hassall and Richard Rouse; she died in childbirth on 13 July 1858 after bearing two sons who died in infancy.
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