Gilbert Barker

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Gilbert Barker
Gilbert Barker 1908.jpg
Cigarette card of Barker in 1908
Personal information
Full name Gilbert William Barker
Date of birth (1882-07-30)30 July 1882
Place of birth South Melbourne, Victoria
Date of death 6 September 1952(1952-09-06) (aged 70)
Place of death Perth, Western Australia
Original team(s) Wesley College
Playing career1
Years Club Games (Goals)
1904–1906 Fitzroy 42 (4)
1908 University 06 (2)
Total 48 (6)
1 Playing statistics correct to the end of 1908.
Career highlights
Sources: AFL Tables,

Gilbert William Barker (30 July 1882 – 6 September 1952) was an Australian rules footballer who played for the Fitzroy Football Club and University Football Club in the Victorian Football League (VFL).[1]

An ex-Wesley College player, In his debut season Gilbert was part of the 1904 Fitzroy Premiership side on the half-forward flank. He then moved into the midfield for the rest of his career with Fitzroy, before playing back at half-forward in University's first year operating in the league.

Barker graduated as a doctor in mid 1908[2] and returned to Perth where he had spent 1907 as a trainee doctor.

He married Emma Lilly Keune in 1911 and they had three children. Barker died in 1952 after a long career as a surgeon in Perth.[3]


  1. ^ Gilbert Barker's playing statistics from AFL Tables
  2. ^ "UNIVERSITY OF MELBOURNE". The Argus. Melbourne, Vic.: National Library of Australia. 6 June 1908. p. 16.
  3. ^ "PERSONAL". The West Australian. Perth: National Library of Australia. 8 September 1952. p. 2. Retrieved 21 July 2014.