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Biographical entry Archer, Charles (1813 - 1862)

Born
1813
Died
1862
Norway
Occupation
Explorer and Pastoralist

Summary

Charles Archer, who joined his brothers in the Morton district of Queensland, discovered and named the Fitzroy River in 1853 and explored the Peak Downs district in 1854, the first to do so since the Leichhardt expedition of 1847.

Details

Born Scotland or Finland(?) 1813. Died Norway, 1862. Arrived Australia 1841. Discovered and named the Fitzroy River with his brother William 1853, explored the Peak Downs district with his brother Colin 1854, took up land there (Gracemere) 1855, running sheep and cattle till early 1870s, then cattle only. Rockhampton now stands on part of the original Gracemere run.

Archival resources

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

  • Charles Archer - Records, 1848 - 1853, A3873; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Charles Archer - Records, 1848 - 1901, D261; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Charles Archer - Records, A3915; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Charles Archer - Records, 1845, A2897; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Charles Archer - Records, 1864 - 1873, A3570-1, A3917; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Charles Archer - Records, A3919/1; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Charles Archer - Records, 1951, A3294; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

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McCarthy, G.J.