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Biographical entry Vancouver, George (1757 - 1798)

Born
22 June 1757
King's Lynn, Norfolk, England
Died
18 May 1798
Petersham, Surrey, England
Occupation
Hydrographer

Summary

George Vancouver was sent by the British Admiralty in 1791 to chart the coast of New Holland and Van Diemen's Land. He also explored the South Pacific and the north west coasts of America.

Archival resources

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

  • Archibald Menzies - Records, 1790 - 1794, FM 4/16; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

Powerhouse Museum

  • Joseph Banks - Records, 1766 - 1820, ML MSS 2144; Powerhouse Museum. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Anderson, Bern, Surveyor of the Sea. The Life and Voyages of Captain George Vancouver, University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1960. Details
  • Godwin, George, Vancouver, a Life, 1757-1798, Philip Allan, London, 1930. Details

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Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.