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STREET CORNER HISTORY No. 27
'JOHN Barton Hack, a Chiclicster Quaker, helped to name the original streets of the capital, and Barton terrace, North Ade laide, became the nortion in nnmonp]ntnr»-n
a truly worthy colonist. He gave the land for the Society of Friends' meeting house on PenninKton terrace. One of his chilttren rests in. the adjoining cemetery. The ship Isnbella landed J. B. Hack and his brother Stephen, the explorer, at Hold fast Bay on February 9. 1837. The voyage was via Launceston, where the subject of .this notice put aboard the Isabella 350 ewos, 45 wethers, a bull, a team of 10 Red Devon bullocks, a wagon, and dray, seed wheat, poultry, ccnils, provisions, and two wooden cottages. Heavy weather in Boss Straits accounted for many of the sheep. The survivors were landed nt Holdfast Bay, but the captain of the Bhip failed to send ashore netting, which Hack hod provided for a fold. The sheep scattered during the night, most of them beyond recovery. In those early days livo stock were, a novelty in the new province, and J. Barton Hack created a sensation among the settlers in the sandhills when his ten Bed Devon bullocks appeared drawing the ample supplies of tho wealthy Quaker. Hack was dogged by misfortune throughout his colonial career, but ho kept the faith, and always held his head up. He was in turn, a stock breeder, dairyman, agriculturist, ?whale fisher, timber merchant, builder, con tractor, broker, accountant, and finally, Comp troller of Railway Accounts. He wag onu of the trustees who adminis tered, the Mount Barker road when every passing vehicle paid a stiff toll unless, its occupant happened to be going to church or to a funeral. Hack published an autobiography — a blend of hard luck- and courage in pioneering — and died on October 4. 1884, in his 80th year.