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John Barnard  & Eliza Woon

 1. JOHN BARNARD  was thought to be born 18 Jun 1837 Dulwich Hill, Camberwell; chr. 22 Jun 1832 St. Giles Camberwell, Surrey was eldest son of John Barnard, Gardener, b. Winterton, Norfolk and wife Jane b. Chelsea, Middlesex. He married ELIZA AMELIA WOON 13 Jun 1859 in Independant Chapel, Brisbane St, Hobart, daughter of JAMES NIGHTINGDALE WOON and MARY ANN BOWDEN. The Woon family who came to Van Dieman's Land (later known as Tasmania) in 1832 on the ship Manfield.

James Woon a shoemaker and wife Mary Ann (nee Bowden) and their first three children were on the ship (Emma Elizabeth, Matilda Louisa, Henry James).and three more were born in Tasmania - Mary Sophia, Joseph Charles and Eliza Amelia.

1863 - Family name BARNARD; Given name / title JOHN; Age 27; Ship name GLENCOE; Departure month AUG; Departure year 1863; Destination PORT CHALMERS; )Source Film Ref month AUG; Film Ref year1863; Page 002)

1864 - Harnetts Dunedin Directory - Living at Hanover st, Dunedin

1865 - 1866 Living at Melville st; Dunedin; Occupation Mariner, captaining coastal ships around NZ shores

1864 - Port of Timaru Arrivals and Departures - Friday Dec. 29 1865  Timaru Herald: Arrived. Dec. 27 - Elizabeth Curl, schooner, 76 tons, Barnard, from Dunedin, in ballast

1866 PORT OF HOKITIKA. West Coast Times,  19 June 1866: Elizabeth Curle, 76 tons, Barnard, from Christchurch. Fisher Brothers, agents.

1866 Evening Post, 10 March 1866, DEPARTURES. March 10: Elizabeth Curle, 76 tons, John Barnard, for Havelock

1866 - RESIDENT MAGISTRATE'S COURT. West Coast Times, 7 July 1866,  Assault. Captain Barnard, master of the Elizabeth Curie, was charged by Sant Antonio, a seaman, with striking him with his fist, on the morning of the 5th instant. Mr Button appeared fox the defendant, who was fined £2.

1866 - Timaru Herald Jan. 12. 1866 Jan. 10 - Elizabeth Curle, schooner, 76 tons, Barnard, from Dunedin. G.G. Russell & CO. 403 coils wire, 400 bundles standards, 60 pillars.

1868 - PORT OF HOKITIKA.West Coast Times,  9 May 1868,CLEARED OUT. J. Barnard, for Newcastle, in ballast.

1869 - Grey River Argus, 2 March 1869 EXPORTS. The Brigantine Pi}ot, Capt, J. Barnard, was towed in yesterday morning by the p.s. Dispatch. She cleared Port Phillip Heads yesterday three weeks and after being three days out, encountered a heavy easterly gale, which lasted for two days. The land was cleared on Friday week at 10 a.m., after which strong breezes were met with from the N. 8., N.W., and S.W., until the land was made off Hokitika on Saturday morning Last. She brought up in the roadstead on Sunday morning, and was brought in by the Dispart yesterday. The Pilot is now owned by Messrs Kennedy Bros., to whom she is consigned, and brings a large cargo of general merchandise in fine order.

1869 Grey River Argus, 11 May 1869. The brigantine Pilot, Captain Barnard, from Melbourne, was towed to the wharf yesterday morning by the p.s. Dispatch. She left Port Phillip Heads on the 22nd ult. with strong northerly breezes, and cleared the laud on the following day at noon. A succession of very heavy westerly gales was then encouutered, and a high sea running. She made a good run over to the land, which was made between here and Hokitika on the evening of Saturday, the Ist inst, She brought up in this roadstead on Sunday night, where she remained for a week riding to her anchor through the succession of heavy south westerly and westerly gales which lasted during that time, On Monday last she carried away two springs, and the capstan was nearly torn out of her, but the gable bore the strain well. Captain Barnard says that had the cable parted nothing could have saved her coming ashore on the beach.

1869 West Coast Times, 6 December 1869; ,The brigantine Sarah and Mary had quick despatch at this port. She was towed inside on Thursday, and on Friday morning commenced to discharge, which work was finished early on Saturday afternoon fully two hundred and fifty tons having been placed on the quay in the time, a circumstance which reflects the greatest credit on Captain Barnard and his officers. She was ballasted on Saturday evening, and yesterday was towed to sea by the p.s. Lioness. The brigantine Bailed for Melbourne.

1869 PORT OF HOKITIKA. West Coast Times,  6 December 1869;SAILED. December 5. Sarah and Mary, 154 tons, Barnard, for Melbourne

The Argus (Melbourne, Vic. Tuesday 3 October 1871
Two pawnbrokers, named Lewis Samuels, in King-street, and John Browning, in Eliza- beth-street, were summoned to the District Court yesterday, for having in their possession articles which had been unlawfully pawned, and were the property of James Barnard. In the previous week the defendants were summoned for taking pledges from a boy named Wm. Conquest, apparently under 14 years of age, but the cases were postponed, and the charge was altered as above. The evidence was that the wife of a sea captain named John Barnard was in the habit of pawning household property to an excessive extent, under the name of Mrs. White, during her husband's absence, and that on several occasions she sent the little boy Conquest to pledge the things, giving him a note, as the defendants would not deal with him without a note stating that he was acting for Mrs. White, by which name they knew her. Barnard said that his wife drew from £2 to £3 a week from the ship's agents while he was at sea, and had ample support, though she stripped the house of everything which could be pawned. Mr. Godfrey, for the defence, contended that the wife could pawn things in her husband's absence, and that the pawnbrokers could not be blamed because she chose to pledge the things. The articles pawned consisted of wearing apparel, dress material, knives and forks, sheets, coats, and other things - a very miscellaneous assortment. Mr, Call, P.M., said that the woman appeared to have sometimes pawned eight or nine different pledges in one day, and that the case disclosed a very undesirable state of things. The defendants were each ordered to restore the goods pawned, and pay £2 2s. costs. The order was complied with.

1870 - Mariners Website Cptn Barnard - "Helena", 1870;  Captain of the Belle sailing from Adelaide to Sydney 16 Dec 1872

1871 - HELENA - of Melbourne, JOHN BARNARD, MASTER, Burthen 149 Tons from the Port of MARYBOROUGH to SYDNEY, New South Wales, 9th May 1871; BARNARD JOHN CAPTAIN ; PASSENGERS NIL;CREW GIBBS JAMES MATE 43 Nationality SCOTLAND; CREW WILLIAMS JOHN COOK & STD. 28 Nationality SWEDEN; FREILS ALFRED A. B. 25 Nationality DENMARK; CREW BROWN JAMES A. B. 33 Nationality DUBLIN; CREW HIGGERN CHARLES A. B. 26 Nationality SWEDEN; CREW FLACK JOHN A. B. 30 Nationality ENGLAND


1872 BELLE of London, JOHN BARNARD, MASTER, Burthen 198 Tons; from the Port of ADELAIDE to SYDNEY, New South Wales, 16th December, 1872 - BARNARD JOHN CAPTAIN, CREW THOMPSON LAWRENCE COOK & STEWARD 39 Nationality NORWAY, CREW CHARLESON WILLIAM A. B. 29 Nationality SHETLAND

1891, Role: Master , Abstract: Master of the barque MENSHIKOFF (75377) in 1891. The 'Watt Index' should be consulted for fuller details.


9 July 1877 - THE S.S. STORMBIRD AND BRIGANTINE ISABELLE IN COLLISION.Evening Post,   The steamer Stormbird on coming in from Napier at 2 a.m. yesterday collided with the brigantine Isabelle, which vessel was lying at anchor in the harbor. The following is Capt. Doile's report of the affair: "The morning was very dark, and a strong S.E. gale was blowing. The steamer was coming up under easy steam, and suddenly the reflection of her masthead light revealed a vessel's bowsprit ahead on the lee bow. No light was visible. Immediately the Stormbird's rudder was put hard a starboard, but owing to the heavy wind blowing she did not answer her helm lively enough, and came into collision with the vessel ahead. The brigantine's jibboom, which was rigged in, fouled the steamer's starboard forerigging, carrying away the three shrouds, bending the foremost starboard davit, and injuring the boat. As soon as she had got clear of the brigantine, the Stormbird came up to the wharf."

Captain Barnard, of the Isabelle, states that at 1.30 a.m. yesterday he was awakened by a sudden crash and shock. On. coming on deck he saw a steamer in collision with his vessel's bows. She soon got clear, and on examination for what damage she had done to his vessel, found the bowsprit shattered greatly, and split in two, and the shrouds carried away. The knightheads received a severe shock ; and were wrenched out of position several niches. As to whether the vessel's stern is damaged, Captain Barnard has as yet been unable to ascertain. He states distinctly that his riding light was burning brightly at the time. A preliminary enquiry into the matter was held at the Customs to-day, by the Collector, Mr. H. S. M'Kellar, but it had not concluded when we went to press. .

1877 Master of the Ship "Isabelle"; AJHR 1878 Section H12 page 26; Return of Wrecks; Date of Casualty : 8 Jul 1877; Name of Master : John BARNARD; Age of Vessel : 7 years 9 months; Rig : Schooner; Register Tonnage : 129; Nature of Cargo : Coal; Nature of Casualty : Collision with "Stormbird"; partial loss; Place of Accident : Wellington Harbour; Wind Direction : SSE; Wind Force : Strong breeze; Finding of Court of Inquiry: Collision caused by the light on board the "Isabelle", which vessel was at anchor, being obscured as the "Stormbird" approached.

1877 - RESIDENT MAGISTRATES' COURT. 2 October 1877, Page 2; BREACH OF HARBOUR REGULATIONS John Barnard, who was charged by Captain Holliday with a breach of the Harbor Regulations did not appear when called on, and as it was stated that he was absent from the country, the case was postponed sine die

New Zealand Maritime Index; Source: Index to the NZ section of the register..1840-1950 Volume 5 Pages 177-193 Name: Barnard, John; Flourished: 1891; Role: Master; Abstract: Master of the barque MENSHIKOFF (75377) in 1891. The 'Watt Index' should be consulted for fuller details. ELIZA AMELIA WOON:Immigration: 1854, Arr New Plymouth "Hamila Mitchell" Marriage: 13 Jun 1859, Independant Chapel, Brisbane St, Hobart to John Barnard

Children of JOHN BARNARD and ELIZA WOON are:


2. FRANK FULLER BARNARD was born 1864 in Dunedin, and died 28 Jul 1933 in South Perth aged 69 years. Grave Location KARRAKATTA ROMAN CATHOLIC. He married CATHERINE COSTELLO on 20 Nov 1889 in Perth, Western Australia, daughter of WILLIAM COSTELLO and ELIZABETH CARLTON. She was born 1866, and died 01 Jan 1939 in South Perth aged 73 years. Burial: Karrakatta with husband Frank. Children of FRANK BARNARD and CATHERINE COSTELLO

i. CHARLES FREDERICK NIGHTINGALE BARNARD, b. 1892, Perth; d. 17 Jul 1962, South Perth aged 70 years. Grave Location KARRAKATTA ROMAN CATHOLIC KC 0398; Buried with Edward Eric Barnard, brother                                                             

WW1 - Service Number: 3713; Rank/Calling: Private; Unit: 11 Infantry Battalion - 8 to 12 Reinforcements (September-November 1915) Ship Name: RMS Mongolia; Date of Embarkation: 22/11/1915; Place of Embarkation: Fremantle; 3713 Pte Charles Frederick BARNARD, 11th Bn, Occupation Railway employee; Address 632 Murray Street, Perth, Western Australia; Marital status Single; Age at embarkation 24; Next of kin Father, F Barnard, Wittenoom Street, Bunbury, Western Australia; Enlistment date 30 August 1915; Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 30 August 1915; Rank on enlistment Private; Unit name 11th Battalion, 12th Reinforcement; AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/28/3; Embarkation details Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board RMS Mongolia on 22 November 1915; Rank from Nominal Roll Private; Unit from Nominal Roll 11th Battalion; Returned to Australia 3 March 1919; Family/military connections Brother: 2054 Lance Corporal Frank Fuller BARNARD MM, 44th Bn, returned to Australia, 31 March 1919.


ii. WILLIAM CARLTON BARNARD, b. 1893, Perth; d. 1895, Perth.

iii.  FRANK FULLER BARNARD b. 1896, Perth.

WW1: Frank Fuller BARNARD Regimental number 2054; Religion Roman Catholic; Occupation Engine cleaner and Address Wittenoom Street, Bunbury, Western Australia; Marital status Single; Age at embarkation 22; Next of kin Father, Frank Fuller Barnard, Wittenoom Street, Bunbury, Western Australia; Date of enlistment from Nominal Roll 22 May 1916; Rank on enlistment Private; Unit name 44th Battalion, 3rd Reinforcement; AWM Embarkation Roll number 23/61/2; Embarkation details Unit embarked from Fremantle, Western Australia, on board HMAT A23 Suffolk on 10 October 1916; Rank from Nominal Roll Lance Corporal; Unit from Nominal Roll 44th Battalion; (Medals and Awards) Military Medal - Recommendation date: 8 July 1918; Returned to Australia 31 March 1919

Medals Military Medal - 'For conspicuous bravery and devotion to duty. On the 4th July, 1918, during the attack on the ridge east of HAMEL, Private BARNARD was in charge of a bombing Section. On reaching the final objective he immediately cleared several dugouts, killing many and capturing 12 of the enemy. During the taking of these dugouts he succeeded in capturing two machine guns which he immediately mounted and used for the defence of the newly consolidated line. By his coolness and utter disregard of enemy shell fire he set an excellent example to his comrades.' (Source: 'Commonwealth Gazette' No. 23 Date: 12 February 1919) Family/military connections Brother: 3713 Pte Charles Frederick BARNARD, 11th Bn, returned to Australia, 3 March 1919. Other details War service: Western Front; Medals: Military Medal, British War Medal, Victory Medal

iv. JOHN ERNEST BARNARD, b. 1899, Perth; d. 05 Apr 1976, Applecross, WA.Burial: Cremated - Karrakatta EC Section Section 10 Site 0061. Memorialised at Karrakatta in Garden of Remembrance

3. WILLIAM JOHN JAMES BARNARD, b. 1866, Dunedin; d. 31 Mar 1878, Melbourne Hospital. Wm John died at age 12 years at Melbourne Hospital - cause of death given as dementia debility. Duration of last illness 7 days. Fathers name given as John Barnard and mother as Eliza Amelia Barnard formerly Woon. He was born in Dunedin and a year later the family moved to Melbourne. Burial: 01 Apr 1878, New Cemetery, Melbourne

4. JOHN THOMAS HENRY BARNARD, b. 1872, Melbourne.



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