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McKinlay, John (1819–1872), explorer in Australia

Alan E. J. Andrews.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Maps and Map-making. 700 words.

McKinlay, John (1819–1872), explorer in Australia, the third son of Dugald McKinlay and his wife, Mary, née McKellar, was born on 16 August 1819 at Sandbank, on Holy Loch, Argyll, Scotland....

McMillan [Macmillan], Angus (1810–1865), explorer and colonist in Australia

Elizabeth Baigent.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Maps and Map-making; World History. 598 words.

McMillan [Macmillan], Angus (1810–1865), explorer and colonist in Australia, was born in Glenbrittle, Isle of Skye, Scotland, on 14 August 1810, the fourth son of Ewan McMillan. Angus...

Mitchell, Sir Thomas Livingston (1792–1855), surveyor and explorer in Australia

Alan E. J. Andrews.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Australasian and Pacific History; Maps and Map-making. 1826 words.

Mitchell, Sir Thomas Livingston (1792–1855), surveyor and explorer in Australia, was born on 15 June 1792 in the parish of Falkirk, Stirlingshire, Scotland, the eldest of the four children...

Moresby, John (1830–1922), naval officer and explorer

R. N. Rudmose Brown.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History. 1078 words.

Moresby, John (1830–1922), naval officer and explorer, was born at Allerton, Somerset, on 15 March 1830, the second son of Admiral of the Fleet Sir Fairfax Moresby (1786/7–1877) and his...

Oxley, John Joseph William Molesworth (c. 1785–1828), surveyor and explorer in Australia

H. M. Chichester.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Australasian and Pacific History; Maps and Map-making. 935 words.

Oxley, John Joseph William Molesworth (c. 1785–1828), surveyor and explorer in Australia, born at Kirkham Abbey, Yorkshire, was the son of John Oxley, a man of landed stock, and his wife,...

prospecting

Overview page. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History — Environmental Science.

The search for mineral deposits, for example by removing overburden, or by drilling cores to obtain subsurface samples.

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Strzelecki, Sir Paul Edmund de (1797–1873), explorer in Australia

Alan E. J. Andrews.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Australasian and Pacific History; Maps and Map-making. 1045 words.

Strzelecki, Sir Paul Edmund de (1797–1873), explorer in Australia, was born on 20 July 1797 at Gluszyna, near Poznań, in (Prussian) Poland, the son of Francis Strzelecki, of a family of...

Stuart, John McDouall (1815–1866), land surveyor and explorer in Australia

Martyn Webb.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Architecture; World History; Geodesy and Surveying for Maps and Charts; Civil Engineering, Surveying, and Building; Australasian and Pacific History; Maps and Map-making. 1216 words.

Stuart, John McDouall (1815–1866), land surveyor and explorer in Australia, was born in Rectory Lane, Dysart, Fife, on 7 September 1815, the fourth of the seven (possibly nine) children and...

Sturt, Charles (1795–1869), soldier and explorer in Australia

Bill Gammage.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Warfare and Defence; Australasian and Pacific History; Maps and Map-making. 1972 words.

Sturt, Charles (1795–1869), soldier and explorer in Australia, was born on 28 April 1795 at Chunar-Ghur, Bengal, India, the eldest of the eight surviving sons and third of the thirteen...

Tuckey, James Kingston (1776–1816), naval officer and explorer

J. K. Laughton.

in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography

September 2004; p ublished online September 2004 .

Reference Entry. Subjects: Military History; Naval Forces and Warfare; World History; Maps and Map-making; Australasian and Pacific History; African History. 762 words.

Tuckey, James Kingston (1776–1816), naval officer and explorer, the youngest son of Thomas Tuckey of Greenhill, near Mallow, co. Cork, Ireland, and his wife, Elizabeth, the daughter of the...