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Baines, (John) Thomas (1820–1875), artist and explorer

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...

Barker, Collet (1784–1831), army officer and explorer

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...

Bass, George (b. 1771, d. in or after 1803), explorer

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,...

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...

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...

Carteret, Philip (1733–1796), explorer

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...

Castle Hill rising

Overview page. Subjects: World History — Australasian and Pacific History.

(1804)

A convict rebellion at Castle Hill, a settlement in New South Wales, Australia. Several hundred convicts, many of them Irish nationalists, captured Castle Hill as part of a...

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Chalmers, James (1841–1901), missionary and explorer

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...

Cheesman, (Lucy) Evelyn (1881–1969), entomologist and explorer

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...

Cook, James (1728–1779), explorer

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. 4076 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...