About Charles Fitzgerald
Wikipedia Biographical Summary
Captain Charles Fitzgerald (1791– 29 December 1887) was the Governor of The Gambia from 1844 until 1847, then Governor of Western Australia from 1848 to 1855.
Fitzgerald joined the navy in March 1809, passed his examination in 1815, and was commissioned in March 1826. Soon after his arrival in Western Australia in 1848, Fitzgerald accompanied Augustus Gregory on an expedition in the Northampton region where Gregory and his brother had discovered lead the year before. An encounter with Aborigines resulted in Fitzgerald being speared in the leg and at least three Aborigines shot dead.
The town of Geraldton, Western Australia was named after him.
SOURCE: Wikipedia contributors, 'Charles Fitzgerald', Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, 21 November 2013, 01:05 UTC, <http://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Charles_Fitzgerald&oldid=582608736> [accessed 29 December 2013]
- F. K. Crowley, 'FitzGerald, Charles (1791–1887)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University