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Biographical entry Stokes, John Lort (1812 - 1885)

Born
1812
Died
11 June 1885
England
Occupation
Explorer and Hydrographer

Summary

John Lort Stokes worked for 18 years on board the "Beagle" (mostly as a surveyor and as Commander) which surveyed Australian waters from 1837. On his return to England he wrote a two volume study entitled "Discoveries in Australia" (London, 1946).

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 Lort Stokes - Records, 1848 - 1853; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Hordern, M., Mariners Are Warned! John Lort Stokes and HMS Beagle in Australia, 1837-43, Melbourne University Press at Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 1989, 404 pp. Details
  • Ingleton, G. C., Charting a Continent, Sydney, 1944. Details

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Andrews, E.C., 'The Heroic Period of Geological Work in Australia.', Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, vol. lxxvi, 1942, pp. 96-128. Details
  • Goodman, Jordan, 'Losing it in New Guinea: the Voyage of HMS Rattlesnake', Endeavour, vol. 29, 2005, pp. 60-5. Details
  • Powell, Alan, 'Explorer-surveyors of the Australian north coast II. Part 2: John Lort Stokes and the crew of the Beagle', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, vol. 66, 1981, pp. 225-236. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.