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Captain Matthew Flinders RN MP (1774 - 1814)

Captain Matthew Flinders RN (16 March 1774 – 19 July 1814) was a distinguished navigator and cartographer, who was the first to circumnavigate Australia and identify it as a continent. On his firs...

12/12/2012 9/9/2020

Alexander Forrest (1849 - 1901)

Alexander Forrest was born in 1849 and, like his older brother John, was educated at the Bishop Hale school in Perth. He too joined the government Survey Department and was appointed by his brother as ...

5/22/2010 9/2/2020

Sir John Forrest is sometimes referred to as Western Australia’s greatest son; he was certainly the greatest of the Forrest sons. He was born in Western Australia on 22 August 1847 and was sent by his ...

5/22/2010 9/2/2020

Dirk Hartog MP (bef.1580 - 1621)

"Dyrck Hartoochz", "Dirk Hartog", "Dirck Hartochs", "Dirck Hartog", "Dierick Hartochszch", "Dirk Hartogs", "Dirck Hartichs", "Dirck Harichs", "Dijrck Hartoochz", "Theodoric Hartog"

Dirk Hartog (1580-1621), mariner, was baptized on 30 October 1580 in the Oude Kerk (Old Church), Amsterdam, the Netherlands, second son and one of at least four children of Hartych Krynen, mariner, and...

5/30/2020 6/3/2020

James Lewis (1813 - 1891)

James Lewis James Lewis, labourer, and his wife Eliza Margaret Hutton, née Bristow. James had arrived at Glenelg on the Rapid in 1836, and Eliza on the Cygnet also in 1836. In 1844 James accompanied C...

4/7/2009 10/17/2018

Lewis, John (1844–1923) The Hon. John Lewis, C.M.G., M.L.C., died at Adelaide on 25th August 1923. He was born in the State in 1842, his father being one of the members of the party who surveyed the C...

4/7/2009 10/17/2018

Captain Charles Napier Sturt Marriage: Sep 20 1834 - Saint James The Apostle, Dover, Kent, England Wife: Charlotte Christiana Greene Captain Charles Napier Sturt (28 April 1795 – 16 June 18...

8/4/2010 8/26/2018

William Dampier (1651 - 1715)

William Dampier (5 September 1651 - 8 March 1715) was the first man of English descent to explore sections of New Holland (Australia) and also the first person to circumnavigate the world three times...

12/11/2012 8/15/2018

Abel Janszoon Tasman MP (1603 - 1659)

Back in 1490 there was a fellow with the surname Tassma. After three generations the family line took two directions. One line changed to Tasman, and on this family line we can find our friend Abel Tas...

8/25/2009 8/15/2018

Dervish Bejah MP (1862 - 1957)

Dervish Bejah Jakhrani Baloch (c. 1862 – 1957), also known as Dervish, was an Australian camel driver who had a significant role in the exploration and development of inland Australia. 1896:In 189...

8/14/2018 8/15/2018