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Baines, (John) Thomas

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Art; World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; African History. 824 words.

Baines, (John) Thomas (1820–1875), artist and explorer, was born on 27 November 1820 at King's Lynn, Norfolk, the second son and one of three surviving children of Mary Ann Watson and John...

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Barker, Collet

Ronald Bayne.

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; Military History; Land Forces and Warfare. 672 words.

Barker, Collet (1784–1831), army officer and explorer, was born near Paradise Gardens, Hackney, Middlesex, on 31 December 1784, the son of William Barker (c.1748–1832), skinner and mercer...

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Bass, George

Gillian Winter.

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. 920 words.

Bass, George (b. 1771, d. in or after 1803), explorer, was born in Aswarby, Lincolnshire, on 30 January 1771, the only child of George Bass (1739–1777), a tenant farmer, and his wife,...

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Burke, Robert O'Hara

Richard Garnett.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Maps and Map-making. 640 words.

Burke, Robert O'Hara (1820–1861), explorer in Australia, was born at St Clerans, co. Galway, Ireland, the second of three sons of James Hardiman Burke, army officer, and his wife, Anne, néenull...

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Cadell, Francis

G. R. Henning.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Manufacturing; History of Manufacturing and Construction; Australasian and Pacific History; Maps and Map-making. 1346 words.

Cadell, Francis (1822–1879), riverine explorer and trader in Australia, was born on 9 February 1822 at Cockenzie, near Prestonpans, East Lothian, Scotland, the second son of Hew Francis...

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Calvert, James Snowden

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Maps and Map-making. 320 words.

Calvert, James Snowden (1825–1884), explorer in Australia, was born on 13 July 1825, at Otley, Yorkshire, the son of William Calvert, leather manufacturer, and his wife, Ann Coates. He was...

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Carteret, Philip

Elizabeth Baigent.

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. 1215 words.

Carteret, Philip (1733–1796), explorer, was born on 22 January 1733 at Trinity Manor, Jersey, the younger son of Charles de Carteret, seigneur of Trinity, and his wife, Françoise Marie St...

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Chalmers, James

Andrew Porter.

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; Religion and Education. 1400 words.

Chalmers, James (1841–1901), missionary and explorer, was born at Ardrishaig, Argyll, on 4 August 1841, the son of John Chalmers (1802–1869), a stonemason from Peterhead. His mother, Mary, null...

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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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