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Eyre, Edward John (1815–1901), explorer and colonial governor

Gad Heuman

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

Published in print September 2004 |
Published online September 2004 | e-ISBN: 9780198614128 | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ref:odnb/33060

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Eyre, Edward John (1815–1901), explorer and colonial governor, was born at Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, on 5 August 1815, the third son of Anthony William Eyre, curate of Whipsnade and later vicar of Hornsea and Long Riston in Yorkshire, and his wife, Sarah Mapleton, the daughter of a doctor in ...

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Subjects: World History ; Maps and Map-making ; Australasian and Pacific History ; US Politics ; US Colonial and Revolutionary History ; Colonialism and Imperialism

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