The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Walker, James Backhouse
Walker, James Backhouse, eldest son of George Washington Walker (q.v.), was born at Hobart in 1841 . He was educated at the High School, Hobart, and the Friends' School, York. He was admitted a solicitor in 1876. He is a member of the Council of the University of Tasmania, and a trustee of the Tasmanian Public Library. Mr. Walker is the author of several brochures on the history of his native colony, taken chiefly from official sources: viz. "The French in Van Diemen's Land" (Hobart, 1889); "The Settlement of Tasmania, comprising Papers read before the Royal Society of Tasmania" (Hobart, 1890); "The Discovery and Occupation of Port Dalrymple" (Hobart, 1890).