BARAK Marcus

Name Marcus BARAK
Country Of Origin Austria
Born 1859
Died unknown
Birth/ Baptism Born approx. 1859
Skills Watchmaker, Jeweller
Work Locations Sheffield
Street Address
Marriage/Spouse 7 November 1887, Carlton, Melbourne, Victoria, to Jeannie Allen (div. 1892)
Other Also known as Max Barak.

By 1898: In Tasmania –
He was described in the Tasmanian Police Gazette as a travelling watch and clock repairer, about 40 years of age, 5 feet 11 inches high, stout build, sallow complexion, dark hair and moustache, and a Jew.

The North West Post 30 April 1898:
‘A few days ago, we were shown a curiosity in the shape of a clock, the movement of which, with the exception of the staff wheel cap, the pallet, and pallet rod, were wood. The clock with wooden works must be at least two centuries old, and is, on that account, of considerable value. The clock was bought by a present resident of Sheffield, second hand, some fifty years ago. Mr M Barak had the clock in his charge, cleaning it and affecting some slight repairs, and it is now in perfect working order.’

August 1898: Witness in a court case in Tasmania

By 1899: New Zealand

Death unknown
Web: Ancestry: Australia Marriage Index 1887; Victoria Australia Divorce Records 1892; Tasmania, Australia Police Gazette 1897; New Zealand Police Gazettes 1899, 1910, 1911 [image]; New Zealand City & Area Directories (Wise’s) 1910.
Papers Past New Zealand, Hawke’s Bay Herald 7 February 1900.
North West Post 30 April 1898; The Mercury (Hobart) 31 August 1898; The Examiner (Launceston) 31 August 1898; Emu Bay Times & North West & West Coast Advocate 1 September 1898