Vancouver, George (1757-1798)

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Naval Officer; Hydrographer
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George Vancouver (1757-1798), naval officer and hydrographer, was born on 22 June 1757 at King's Lynn, Norfolk, England, the youngest of five children of John Jasper Vancouver (d.1773) and his wife Bridget...

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George Vancouver was sent by the British Admiralty in 1791 to chart the coast of New Holland and Van Diemen's Land. He also explored the South Pacific and the north west coasts of America.

View the full record at Encyclopedia of Australian Science

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Vancouver, George
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Vancouver, a Life, 1757-1798
    Godwin, George
    Published: Philip Allan, London, 1930
  3. Vancouver, George (1757-1798), naval officer and hydrographer
    Phillips, Nan
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 2, 550-552
  4. Surveyor of the Sea. The Life and Voyages of Captain George Vancouver
    Anderson, Bern
    Published: University of Toronto Press, Toronto, 1960

Resources by George Vancouver (48)

  1. Vancouver in California, 1792-1794 : the original account of George Vancouver / edited and annotated by Marguerite Eyer Wilbur
    Vancouver, George, 1757-1798
    [ Book : 1954 ]
    At 4 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 111,822.617)

  2. Inside passage
    Wilf Gray Productions
    [ Video : 1974 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 91,088.258)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 91,088.258)

  3. Voyage de decouvertes a l'ocean Pacific du nord, et autour du monde, execute, pendent les annees 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 et 1795, par le capitaine George Vancouver : traduit de l'anglais par P. F. Henry
    Vancouver, George, 1757-1798
    [ Book : 1802 ]
    Languages: French;English, [1 other]
    At State Library of QLD
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 87,167.609)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 87,167.609)

  4. [Vancouver's letters relating to the voyage of the Discovery and Chatham]
    Vancouver, George, 1757-1798
    [ Book : 1790-1795 ]
    Possibly online
    At State Library VIC
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 86,408.227)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 86,408.227)

  5. A voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world : ... performed in the years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, in the Discovery sloop of war, and armed tender Chatham, under the command of Captain George Vancouver
    Vancouver, George, 1757-1798
    [ Book : 1801 ]
    At 8 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 85,296.203)

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  6. A Collection of voyages and travels, from the period of the discovery of America to the commencement of the nineteenth century
    Phillips, R. Sir, (Richard), 1767-1840
    [ Book : 1809 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77,045.664)

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  7. Voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world
    Vancouver, George, 1757-1798
    [ Book : 1798-1968 ]
    At 17 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 75,102.898)

  8. The voyage of George Vancouver, 1791-1795. [George Vancouver] ; edited by W. Kaye Lamb
    Vancouver, George, 1757-1798
    [ Book : 1984-2017 ]
    Possibly online
    At QLD Uni of Tech
    The voyage of George Vancouver, 1791-1795. [George Vancouver] ; edited by W. Kaye Lamb
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 72,509.992)

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  9. Captain George Vancouver - Discovery Gunner's expense book for 1791 and 1792
    Vancouver, George, 1757-1798
    [ Unpublished : 1791-1792 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 69,396.203)

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  10. George Vancouver papers
    Vancouver, George, 1757-1798
    [ Published ]
    Languages: English;Hawaiian, [1 other]
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  1. Vancouver in California, 1792-1794 : the original account of George Vancouver / edited and annotated by Marguerite Eyer Wilbur
    Vancouver, George, 1757-1798
    [ Book : 1954 ]
    At 4 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 111,295.836)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 111,295.836)

  2. Inside passage
    Wilf Gray Productions
    [ Video : 1974 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 90,459.633)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 90,459.633)

  3. Voyage de decouvertes a l'ocean Pacific du nord, et autour du monde, execute, pendent les annees 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 et 1795, par le capitaine George Vancouver : traduit de l'anglais par P. F. Henry
    Vancouver, George, 1757-1798
    [ Book : 1802 ]
    Languages: French;English, [1 other]
    At State Library of QLD
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 86,640.352)

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  4. [Vancouver's letters relating to the voyage of the Discovery and Chatham]
    Vancouver, George, 1757-1798
    [ Book : 1790-1795 ]
    Possibly online
    At State Library VIC
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  5. A voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world : ... performed in the years 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 and 1795, in the Discovery sloop of war, and armed tender Chatham, under the command of Captain George Vancouver
    Vancouver, George, 1757-1798
    [ Book : 1801 ]
    At 8 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 85,017.617)

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  6. Vancouver : explorer of the Pacific coast. Illustrated by William Stobbs
    Syme, Ronald, 1910-1992
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    Read online at Open Library/Internet Archive
    View online
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 81,550.797)

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  7. Captain of the discovery : the story of Captain George Vancouver
    Haig-Brown, Roderick L. (Roderick Langmere), 1908-1976
    [ Book : 1956-1974 ]
    At 4 libraries
    Captain of the discovery : the story of Captain George Vancouver
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  8. A Collection of voyages and travels, from the period of the discovery of America to the commencement of the nineteenth century
    Phillips, R. Sir, (Richard), 1767-1840
    [ Book : 1809 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77,161.062)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77,161.062)

  9. Dramatised diaries of "Vancouver" & crew, September, 1791 / script by Les Johnson
    Johnson, Les, 1929-
    [ Sound : 1991 ]
    At WA State Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 76,126.266)

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  10. Voyage of discovery to the North Pacific Ocean and round the world
    Vancouver, George, 1757-1798
    [ Book : 1798-1968 ]
    At 17 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 74,387.125)

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  1. Neumayer, G., (Georg) (1826-1909)
    Scientist; Magnetician; Hydrographer; Oceanographer; Meteorologist
    ... Georg Balthasar von Neumayer (1826-1909), scientist, magnetician, hydrographer, oceanographer and meteorologist, ...
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  2. Mudge, Zachariah (1770-1852)
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    ... Vancouver, George ... was promoted lieutenant in 1789. He served as first lieutenant aboard George Vancouver’s HMS ... Vancouver’s A Voyage of Discovery to the North Pacific Ocean, and Round the World (vol.1, 1798) after ...
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    ... Vancouver, George ... Captain George Vancouver. In 1791 Discovery was for some weeks at King George Sound (Albany, Western ... , New Holland , in Vancouver’s published journal of the voyage (London 1798). Three of Sykes’ ...
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  1. PROBATE JURISDICTION. In the will and codicil of George Alfred Daine Simpson, late of Duncan Vancouver Island, Canada, formerly of Tamworth, in the State of New South Wales, gentleman, deceased.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 14 May 1937 [Issue No.66] p 1951

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Iii the Supreme Court of New South Wales. PROBATE JURISDICTION. In the will and codicil of George ... Alfred Daine Simpson, late of Duncan Vancouver Island, Canada, formerly , of Tamworth, in tlie State of ... 336 words
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  2. PROBATE JURISDICTION. In the will of William Park, late of City of Vancouver, Province of British Columbia, Canada, retired miner deceased.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 1 November 1940 [Issue No.150] p 4421

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... City of Vancouver, Province of British Columbia, Canada, retired miner deceased. PURSUANT to Wills ... SON, Proctors for the Executrix, i 375 George-street, Sydney. 1367 £1 12s. ... 272 words
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  3. Offences not otherwise described.
    New South Wales Police Gazette and Weekly Record of Crime (Sydney : 1860 - 1930) Wednesday 5 May 1920 [Issue No.18] p 268

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    ... —A warrant has been issued at Vancouver, B.C., for the arrest of Joseph George Cook, charged with ... been issued by the Cargelligo Bench for the arrest of George Lewis, charged with the larceny as a ... 1552 words
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  1. The two faces of the Vancouver Bach Choir : Le[s] deux faces de the Vancouver Bach Choir
    Vancouver Bach Choir
    [ Sound : 1982 ]
    Languages: English;Latin;French, [2 others]
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    [ Sound : 1987 ]
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  3. French and Italian opera arias : airs d'op éras français et italiens = französische und italienische Opern Arien
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    [ Sound : 1987 ]
    Languages: French;English;Italian;German, [3 others]
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  4. French and Italian opera arias
    Forst, Judith
    [ Sound : 1987 ]
    Languages: Undetermined
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    At 2 libraries
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  1. Plates to Vancouver's Voyage to N. ...
    Alexander, Will ...
    [ Art work : 1796-1798 ]
  2. Capt. Vancouver's Tablet, Emu Point
    [ Photograph : 1920 ]
    Capt. Vancouver's Tablet, Emu Point
  3. Views of parts of the coast of Nort ...
    Vancouver, Geor ...
    [ Photograph, Map : 1798 ]
  4. The caneing [i.e. caning] in Condiu ...
    Gillray, James, ...
    [ Art work : 1796 ]
    The caneing [i.e. caning] in Condiut [i.e. Conduit] Street, dedicated to the Flag Officers of the British Navy [James Gillray]
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    Williams, Frede ...
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  1. CAPTAIN GEORGE VANCOUVER
    Pacific islands monthly : PIM.
    [ Article : 1941 ]
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    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    CAPTAIN GEORGE VANCOUVER
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 509.849)

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  2. George Vancouver: charting the South Coast
    Bartlett, Norman
    Early Days (Perth, WA)
    [ Article : 1938 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 391.323)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 391.323)

  3. George Vancouver and the Contemplated Settlement at Nootka Sound
    King, Robert J
    Great Circle: Journal of the Australian Association for Maritime History, The
    [ Article : 2010 ]
    View online (conditions apply)
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 292.497)

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  4. Captain Cook's apprentice: the charting of Albany. -George Vancouver, remembered by Canada but virtually forgotten by Australia-
    Warwick, Mark
    Far Horizons
    [ Article : 1989 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 278.111)

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  1. Atlas de Vancouver
    George Vancouver, English, 1757 - 1798
    [ Map, Book : 1800 ]
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    At Maritime Museum
    Atlas de Vancouver
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  2. British Columbia : includes area maps of Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Prince George, Vancouver area, Vancouver Island : distance chart, ferry information / [prepared for] MapArt
    MapMobility Corp
    [ Map : 2007 ]
    British Columbia : includes area maps of Kamloops, Kelowna, Penticton, Prince George, Vancouver area, Vancouver Island : distance chart, ferry information / [prepared for] MapArt
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  3. Generalized land use : Greater Vancouver Regional District, June 1979
    Greater Vancouver (B.C.). Planning Department
    [ Government publication, Map : 1980 ]
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  1. George, Vancouver : a discovery poem
    Bowering, George, 1935-
    [ Book : 1970 ]
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  2. Atlas de Vancouver
    George Vancouver, English, 1757 - 1798
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  3. Voyage de Decouvertes, a l'Ocean Pacifique du Nord et Autour du Monde...execute en 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 et 1795 par le Capitane George Vancouver. Volume 1
    George Vancouver, English, 1757 - 1798
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    Voyage de Decouvertes, a l'Ocean Pacifique du Nord et Autour du Monde...execute en 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 et 1795 par le Capitane George Vancouver.  Volume 1
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  4. Voyage de Decouvertes, a l'Ocean Pacifique du Nord et Autour du Monde...execute en 1790, 1791, 1792, 1793, 1794 et 1795 par le Capitane George Vancouver. Volume 3
    George Vancouver, English, 1757 - 1798
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  1. George Vancouver!
    George Vancouver!
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  2. George Cue
    George Cue
    Created by airedale10, 28 items.

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  3. Harry George Hawker MBE AFC Australian Pioneer Aviator - 1919
    Harry George Hawker MBE AFC  Australian Pioneer  Aviator - 1919
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    Harry Hawker left for England in 1911 together with Harry Busteed, Harry Kauper and Eric Harrison. He joined the Sopwith Aircraft Co in June 1912. In September 1912, Thomas Sopwith taught Harry how to...

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  1. GEORGE VANCOUVER A GREAT FIGURE.
    Kalgoorlie Miner (WA : 1895 - 1950) Friday 8 January 1932 p 1 Article
    ... 's officers. Vancouver was only 40 when he died in 1798, and was buried at Petersham. He was a great sailor ... was born at King's Lynn, Norfolk, in 1757. The atro-cities of the Spanish Inquisition had driven many ... 1666 words
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  2. George Vancouver
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    ... Capt George Vancouver Seldom mentioned in Australia's his-tory, is George Vancouver. Although he ... , and recorded King George's Sound as a fine harbour. His explorations took him to the Pacific Coast. of ... 99 words
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  3. VANCOUVER.
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    ... Britain were great. He was associated with Cook, and, indeed, completed his work. Born in 1757, Vancouver ... VANCOUVER. It is curious that Vancouver, the subject of   a "Life" by Mr. George Godwin ... 430 words
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