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Biographical entry Eyre, Edward John (1815 - 1901)

Born
5 August 1815
Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, England
Died
20 November 1901
Tavistock, England
Occupation
Explorer

Summary

Edward John Eyre was an explorer and Magistrate in South Australia, Lieutenant-Governor of New Zealand 1846-1853, of St. Vincent 1854-1860 and Governor-in-Chief of Jamaica in 1864.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Edward John Eyre - Records, 1832 - 1941; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Edward John Eyre - Records, 1863 - 1903, MS 1195; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Edward John Eyre - Records, 1863 - 1880, MS 1067; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • Edward John Eyre - Records, 1771 - 1928, PRG 177; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Published resources

Encyclopedia of Australian Science Exhibitions

Books

  • Rudolph, Ivan, Eyre: the Forgotten Explorer, HarperCollins Publisher, Sydney South, 2014, 404 pp. Details
  • Stokes, Edward, The Desert Coast: Edward Eyre's Expedition 1840-41, Five Mile Press, Knoxfield, 1993, 132 pp. Details
  • Wrigley, J. and Fagg, M., Eucalypts: A Celebration, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest Australia, 2010, 344 pp. Details

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Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.