Critchley Parker Jnr was born in 1911 to Ernest Frank Critchley Paker and Kathleen Kerr. They lived in Uppe rBeaconsfield. In 1940 he fell in love with an older married woman, a Jewish journalist named Caroline Isaacson. As knowledge of the Jewish extermination during the second world war became public, he and many others rallied for the resettlement of those of Jewish faith to a new homeland state. The plan was for a massive group settlement with infrastucture in remote Australia. Critchley Parker Jnr died around Mount MacKenzie (South West Tasmania) in late March 1942, perishing from the elements. After his death, Mrs Kathleen Parker (Critchley Parker Jnr's mother) established a student loan fund to help promising students in Tasmanian State Schools. It was managed by the Department of Education.