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Cheesman, (Lucy) Evelyn

Elizabeth J. Morse.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Entomology; World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; History of the Americas. 1806 words.

Cheesman, (Lucy) Evelyn (1881–1969), entomologist and explorer, was born on 8 October 1881 at Court Lodge, Westwell, near Ashford, Kent. She was the third of the five children of Robert...

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Cook, James

Andrew C. F. David.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; History of the Americas. 4061 words.

Cook, James (1728–1779), explorer, was born on 27 October 1728 in the village of Marton in Cleveland, North Riding of Yorkshire, the son of James Cook (1694–1779), a day labourer, and his...

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Davis [Davys], John

Michael Hicks.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; History of the Americas. 3258 words.

Davis [Davys], John (c. 1550–1605), explorer, was apparently a Devon man living at Sandridge in the parish of Stoke Gabriel near Dartmouth. He may indeed have been born there, but his...

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Drake, Sir Francis

Harry Kelsey.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Transport Technology and Trades; Transport; World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; History of the Americas; Property Law; Property Crime; African History; Travel and Holiday. 12786 words.

Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596), pirate, sea captain, and explorer, was born about February or March 1540 in Crowndale, near Tavistock, Devon, the eldest of five known children of Edmund...

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Gregory, John Walter

D. F. Branagan.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; History of the Americas; Geology and the Lithosphere; African History. 980 words.

Gregory, John Walter (1864–1932), geologist and explorer, was born at 18 Gainsborough Road, Mile End Old Town, London, on 27 January 1864, the son of John James Gregory, wool merchant, and...

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Overlander

Overview page. Subjects: History of the Americas — Australasian and Pacific History.

Was the name given to settlers who drove stock over long distances to new pastures. The discovery of new territory for pastoral occupation sparked a steady flow of overlanders and ...

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royal tours

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — History of the Americas.

Became popular as imperial administrators began to look beyond military and economic administration and toward the ‘distant sympathies’ that would bind their far-flung colonies into a...

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