Grey, George, (Sir) (1812-1898)

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Gray, George, (Sir) (1812-1898)
Grey, G. (George) (1812-1898)
Grey, George (1812-1898)
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Explorer; Governor; Politician; Artist; Draughtsman
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Sir George Grey (1812-1898), explorer, governor and politician, was born on 14 April 1812 at Lisbon, Portugal, the only son of Lieutenant-Colonel George Grey and his wife Elizabeth Anne, née Vignoles,...

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Grey led disastrously unsuccessful expeditions in Western Australia but later served as governor of South Australia and New Zealand. His published journal (1841) was illustrated by lithographs of his sketches.

sketcher, explorer and governor, was born on 14 April 1812 in Lisbon, Portugal, only son of Lieutenant-Colonel George Grey (who died a week before his son’s birth) and Elizabeth Anne, née Vignoles. His mother married Rev. Sir John Thomas in 1817. Grey chose to follow in his father’s footsteps, entering Sandhurst in 1826 and joining the 83rd Regiment as an ensign in 1830. While with his regiment in Ireland he was made aware of the plight of the starving Irish peasants and decided that large-scale resettlement was the only solution. To this end he wrote to the Colonial Office in 1836 offering to lead an expedition in the north of Western Australia; the offer was accepted. Grey landed at Hanover Bay in December 1837 and began his inland exploration on 29 January 1838. He was speared by an Aborigine early in February, leaving him ill and unable to travel for two weeks. A year later he landed at Shark Bay intending to explore northward to North-West Cape. This expedition was even more disastrous than the first. The party had landed on an island without water and one boat and most of the provisions were lost in reaching the mainland. The two remaining boats were wrecked soon afterwards, so Grey and his men were forced to travel overland, without provisions, 300 miles (480 kilometres) to Perth. On neither of his expeditions had ...

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  • fl. 1838 - 1841

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  1. Journals of two expeditions of discovery in the North-West and Western Australia, during the years 1837, 38, and 39, under the authority of Her Majesty's Government describing many newly discovered important fertile districts ... / by George Grey Esq
    Grey, George, Sir, 1812-1898
    [ Book : 1841-1964 ]
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  2. Journals of two expeditions of discovery in north-west and western Australia, during the years 1837, 38, and 39. by George Grey
    Grey, George, Sir, 1812-1898
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  3. Reports and letters to Governor Grey from E.J. Eyre at Moorunde
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  4. Address delivered by Sir George Grey, K.C.B., at the Theatre Royal, Auckland, June 5th, 1883
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  5. Native addresses of welcome to Sir George Grey
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    [ Book : 1861 ]
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  6. The library of his excellency Sir George Grey, K.C.B : Philology
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  8. The district and River Glenelg on the North Western coast of Australia : from the surveys of George Grey Esq. (Govr. of South Australia) taken in 1838
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  9. Addresses to Sir George Grey
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  10. Memorandum upon a letter addressed by Lord Lyttelton to Sir George Grey
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  1. Journals of two expeditions of discovery in the North-West and Western Australia, during the years 1837, 38, and 39, under the authority of Her Majesty's Government describing many newly discovered important fertile districts ... / by George Grey Esq
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  2. Journals of two expeditions of discovery in north-west and western Australia, during the years 1837, 38, and 39. by George Grey
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  3. Reports and letters to Governor Grey from E.J. Eyre at Moorunde
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  4. Address delivered by Sir George Grey, K.C.B., at the Theatre Royal, Auckland, June 5th, 1883
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  5. Native addresses of welcome to Sir George Grey
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  6. The library of his excellency Sir George Grey, K.C.B : Philology
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  7. A name and word index to Ngā mahi a ngā tūpuna / Ray Harlow
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  8. The district and River Glenelg on the North Western coast of Australia : from the surveys of George Grey Esq. (Govr. of South Australia) taken in 1838
    Arrowsmith, John, 1790-1873
    [ Map : 1841 ]
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  9. Addresses to Sir George Grey
    Cook Islands. Parliament
    [ Book : 1896 ]
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  10. Sir George Grey, K. C. B., 1812-1898 : a study in colonial government / by J. Rutherford
    Rutherford, J. (John)
    [ Book : 1961 ]
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  2. Photocopy of Sir George Grey's notes on the Court of Appeals of the Province of South Australia
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  3. Typed copy of letter from Governor Grey to Rt. Hon. Lord Stanley
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  1. FAMOUS MEN SIR GEORGE GREY (1812-1898)
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  2. Famous Men: Sir George Grey (1812-1898)
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