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Biographical entry Wedge, John Helder (1793 - 1872)

Born
1793
Died
22 November 1872
Medlands, Tasmania, Australia
Occupation
Surveyor and Explorer

Summary

John Helder Wedge was Assistant Surveyor, Van Diemen's Land 1824-35, doing most of his work in the north-east and central highlands. In 1835 he crossed Bass Strait and explored the Barwon River. His diaries were published by the Royal Society of Tasmania in 1962.

Archival resources

Archives Office of Tasmania

  • John Helder Wedge - Records, 1835, NS 278; Archives Office of Tasmania. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • John Helder Wedge - Records, 1835, MS 9302; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.