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Biographical entry Hunter, John (1737 - 1821)

Born
29 August 1737
Leith, Edinburgh, Scotland
Died
13 March 1821
Hackney, London, England
Occupation
Naturalist and Governor

Summary

John Hunter was an Admiral who sailed for New South Wales with the first fleet on board the "Sirius" and returned as Governor in 1795-1800.

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

  • John Hunter - Records, 1786 - 1791, MS 164; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • John Hunter - Records, 1795 - 1802; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • John Hunter - Records, 1796 - 1799, MS Q522 and MS Q354; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • John Hunter - Records, 1808, MS Q647; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • John Hunter - Records, 1788 - 1790; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details
  • Joseph Banks - Records, 1745 - 1820, MS 9; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Barnse, Robert, An Unlikely Leader: the Life and Times of Captain John Hunter, Sydney University Press, Sydney, 2009, 329 pp. Details
  • Groom, Linda, A Steady Hand: Governor Hunter and His First Fleet Sketchbook, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 2012, 229 pp. Details

Book Sections

Edited Books

  • Calaby, J. (ed.), The Hunter sketchbook: birds and flowers of New South Wales drawn on the spot in 1788, 89 and 90 by Captain John Hunter, National Library of Australia, Canberra, 1989, 251 pp. Details

Reviews

  • Haworth, Robert, review of Groom, Linda, A Steady Hand: Governor Hunter and His First Fleet Sketchbook (2012), Journal of Australian Colonial History, vol. 15, 2013, pp. 243-4. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.