David Barker (1888-1946)
Barker was an early 20th century Sydney and wartime cartoonist, illustrator, painter and etcher. He was born in Ballarat, studied art with Norman Carter at the Royal Art Society, Sydney, then worked his way to USA as a deckhand aboard the Makura and worked for Curtis Publishing Co. in Philadelphia. Barker served in Gallipoli, France and the Middle East during WWI, where he co-edited 'The Anzac Book' and 'Kia Ora Coo-ee' and was art editor for 'Australia in Palestine'. After Gallipoli he was lent to the British Army to work as cartographer in Mesopotamia under the orders of Col. T.E. Lawrence.