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Biographical entry Grimes, Charles (1772 - 1858)

24 February 1772
Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, England
19 February 1858
Milton-next-Gravesend, Kent, England


Charles Grimes was Surveyor-general for the colony of New South Wales about 1800.???? He was a member of the Cumberland expedition to Port Phillip under Lieutenant C. Robbins in 1803. In 1807 he visited Tasmania and was tasked with finding the best route for a road to join the north and south of the island.

Archival resources

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Charles Grimes - Records, 1803; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Edited Books

  • Currey, John ed., A Journal of Grimes' Survey: the Cumberland in Port Phillip, January-February 1803 (Malvern: Banks Society Publications, 2002), 43 pp. Details

Journal Articles

  • Dowd, B. T., 'Charles Grimes', Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 22 (1936). Details


See also

McCarthy, G.J.