The Dictionary of Australasian Biography/Walker, Richard Cornelius Critchett
Walker, Richard Cornelius Critchett, C.M.G., J.P., Principal Under-Secretary, New South Wales, son of the late Rev. James Walker, M.A., of New College, Oxford, and formerly Head Master of the King's School, Parramatta, New South Wales, was born on board the Arabian off the Cape of Good Hope on June 28th, 1841, educated at St. James' Grammar School, Sydney; was appointed sessional clerk in the Legislative Assembly of New South Wales in Oct. 1856; clerk in the Executive Council Office in July 1857; private secretary to the Premier in Nov. 1858; Clerk of Records in Dec. 1866; First Clerk in 1878; Principal Under-Secretary in 1879; member of the Civil Service Board in 1887. On New Year's Day 1891, Mr. Walker's long and meritorious services were recognised by his appointment to the Companionship of the Order of St. Michael and St. George. His brother, Mr. P. B. Walker, is Assistant Superintendent of the Electric Telegraph Department of New South Wales, and Brevet-Major of the Torpedo and Signalling Corps. Another brother, Mr. Robert Cooper Walker, is Principal Librarian of the Free Public Library in Sydney.