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Alexander Macleay

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

(1767–1848)

was a colonial official who fostered the development of science in the colony. He arrived in NSW in 1826 as colonial secretary and was appointed to the Executive...

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Allan Cunningham

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Lifestyle, Home, and Garden.

(1791–1839), English plant collector, who became a gardener at Kew in 1808 and was one of the many collectors sent by Sir Joseph Banks to unexplored parts of the world.

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Aquash, Annie Mae

Simone Poliandri.

in American National Biography Online

P ublished online October 2014 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1616 words.

Aquash, Annie Mae (27 March 1945– December 1975), First Nations (Mi'kmaq) activist and American Indian Movement leader, First Nations (Mi’kmaq) activist and American Indian Movement leader,...

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Attucks, Crispus

Harry M. Ward.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: US Politics; US Colonial and Revolutionary History; Colonialism and Imperialism; World History; Travel and Holiday. 848 words.

Attucks, Crispus (1723–05 March 1770), probably a sailor, was the first to be killed in the Boston Massacre of 5 March 1770. Generally regarded to have been of mixed ancestry (African,...

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Baker, Sir Samuel White

Thomas Paul Ofcansky.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Travel and Holiday; African History; Maps and Map-making. 3556 words.

Baker, Sir Samuel White (1821–1893), traveller and explorer in Africa, was born on 8 June 1821 in London, the second of the eight children of Samuel Baker (d. 1862) of Lypiatt Park,...

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Bishop, Bernice Pauahi

Linda A. Peterson.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Australasian and Pacific History; World History. 1459 words.

Bishop, Bernice Pauahi (19 December 1831–16 October 1884), native Hawaiian high chiefess and philanthropist, was born Pauahi in Honolulu, the daughter of Abner Paki and Konia (maiden name...

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Bishop, Charles Reed

Rhoda E. A. Hackler.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture; Australasian and Pacific History; World History; Banking. 1182 words.

Bishop, Charles Reed (25 January 1822–07 June 1915), banker, cabinet minister, and philanthropist, was born near Glens Falls, New York, the son of Samuel Bishop, a toll collector on the...

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Blenheim palace

Overview page. Subjects: Lifestyle, Home, and Garden — British History.

(Oxon.). Home of the dukes of Marlborough and birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill. Situated in Woodstock, Blenheim palace was given to John Churchill, 1st duke of Marlborough, in gratitude...

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Bright Eyes

Kenny A. Franks.

in American National Biography Online

January 1999; p ublished online February 2000 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Native American History; World History; Social and Cultural History; Society and Culture. 1167 words.

Bright Eyes (1854–26 May 1903), Indian rights advocate and author, also known as Inshtatheamba or Susette La Flesche, was born on the Omaha Reservation near Bellevue, Nebraska, just south...

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Browne, Maurice

Alison Wall.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Maps and Map-making; History of the Americas; World History; Travel and Holiday; Social and Cultural History. 864 words.

Browne, Maurice (1555/6–1583), adventurer and courtier, was the fourth son of John Browne, merchant, of London, and his third wife, Christian, daughter of William Carkett of London. He was...

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