Biographical entry Worgan, George Bouchier (1757 - 1838)
- 4 March 1838
Liskeard, Cornwall, England
George Bouchier Worgan was surgeon on the Sirius and maintained a diary from 20 January to 11 July 1788, which included an account of the new colony of New South Wales and a description of the land and its inhabitants.
Christened 3 May 1757. Died 4 March 1838. Joined the navy 1775, surgeon's second mate from February 1778, naval surgeon from March 1780, 2 years on the "Pilote", "Sirius" 1786-89, Norfolk Island 1790, returned to England in the "Waaksamheyd" 1791, surgeon's mate and surgeon till ca 1800, retired on half-pay, took up farming (without much success).
- Cobley, John, 'Worgan, George Bouchier (1757-1838)', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 2, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967, p. 623. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020568b.htm. Details
Created: 30 June 1997, Last modified: 8 August 2006