Biscoe, John (1794-1843)

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Sea Captain; Explorer
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John Biscoe (1794-1843), sea captain, was born at Enfield, Middlesex, England, the son of Thomas Biscoe of Waltham Abbey and his wife Anne, née Tibbs. In 1812 he joined the navy and served during the...

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John Biscoe commanded the 1830-1832 Enderby Brothers Antarctic Expedition on the "Tula" and "Lively". He was the first to chart portions of the Antarctic continent other than the peninsula. Settled in Sydney and then Hobart, 1837-1843.

Born Enfield, Middlesex, England, 1794. Died at sea 1843. Joined the navy 1812; served during the American war, becoming acting master of "Moselle"; mercantile marine after the war, sailing as mate and master to the East and West Indies and most parts of the known world; whaling and sealing firm of Enderby from 1830, commanding "Tula" and "Lively" on a voyage of discovery to high southern latitudes, circumnavigating the Antarctic and discovering the northern Biscoe Islands (February 1832); nominated by the Enderbys in 1833 to command a second exploring expedition to the Antarctic, but the vessels sailed without him; traded between Liverpool and the West Indies; sailed for Australia in the "Superb" 1837; abortive southern sealing and exploring voyage from Port Jackson 1838-39; master of various inter-colonial vessels sailing between Hobart, Sydney and Port Phillip 1840-42; sailed for London 1843; died at sea.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Biscoe, John
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. John Biscoe's Meteorological and Oceanogarphic Observations in the Southern Ocean, 1830-1832
    Rubin, M.J.
    Published: 1997
    Series: Polar Record, 33, 184, 39-46
  3. Biscoe, John (1794-1843)
    Savours, Ann
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1, 105-106

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  1. Captain John Biscoe papers, 1830-1893
    Biscoe, John, 1794-1843
    [ Unpublished : 1830-1893 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  1. John Biscoe (1794-1843) / by A. G. E. Jones
    Jones, A. G. E
    [ Book : 1964 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 170,817.125)

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  2. Captain John Biscoe papers, 1830-1893
    Biscoe, John, 1794-1843
    [ Unpublished : 1830-1893 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 148,051.828)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 148,051.828)

  3. More light on John Biscoe (1794-1843) / by Ann Savours
    Savours, Ann
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  4. Item 1: Terrel Di Hugo [Tierra del Fuego ?], undated watercolour / possibly by John Biscoe
    [ Art work ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Item 1: Terrel Di Hugo [Tierra del Fuego ?], undated watercolour / possibly by John Biscoe
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  5. Biography of John Biscoe, 1794-1843 written in 1957 by Alfred G. E. Jones, photocopy of duplicated typescript
    Jones, Alfred G. E
    [ Photograph : 1957 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 100,897.82)

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  6. John Biscoe's voyage round the world, 1830-1833 / A.G.E. Jones
    Jones, A. G. E
    [ Book : 1970 ]
    At Barr Smith Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 97,567.547)

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  7. Article on John Biscoe
    Jones, A. G. E
    [ Unpublished : 1963 ]
    At National Library
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  8. The Antarctic landfalls of John Biscoe, 1831 / by John Cumpston
    Cumpston, J. S. (John Stanley), 1909-1986
    [ Book : 1963 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 88,465.07)

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  9. John Biscoe in the Falkland Islands, 1830-1832 / A.G.E. Jones
    Jones, A. G. E
    [ Book : 1965 ]
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  10. The World, on Mercators projection / by J. Arrowsmith
    Arrowsmith, John, 1790-1873
    [ Map : 1834-1835 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    The World, on Mercators projection / by J. Arrowsmith
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  1. John Calaby interviewed by Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe
    Calaby, J. H. (John Henry), 1922-1998
    [ Sound : 1993 ]
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    At National Library
    John Calaby interviewed by Hugh Tyndale-Biscoe
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  2. Patsy Biscoe sings children's nursery songs
    Biscoe, Patsy
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  3. Patsy Biscoe sings 50 nursery rhymes / Patsy Bascoe
    Biscoe, Patsy
    [ Sound : 1973 ]
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  4. Patsy Biscoe sings your 50 favourite nursery rhymes / Patsy Biscoe
    Biscoe, Patsy
    [ Sound : 1975 ]
    At Ryde City Library
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  1. Bisco, John (1679-)
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  2. Biscoe, John
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  3. Calaby, J. H., (John Henry) (1922-1998)
    Naturalist; Ornithologist
    ... John Calaby was a pioneer on research into Australia's endangered species and an acknowledged ... the Australian National Wildlife Collection. In 1998 he was commemorated by the naming of the John ...
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  1. Journal of Captain John Biscoe on the brig Tula, 14 July 1830 to 01 Febuary 1833, (File Add. MS. 15716), (from Pacific Journals and Logbooks )
    [ Unpublished : 1830-1833 ]
    At AJCP
    Journal of Captain John Biscoe on the brig Tula, 14 July 1830 to 01 Febuary 1833,  (File Add. MS. 15716),  (from Pacific Journals and Logbooks )
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  2. Biscoe, Edward, (File), (from Records of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel / Testimonial Envelopes )
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    Biscoe, Edward,  (File),  (from Records of the United Society for the Propagation of the Gospel  / Testimonial Envelopes )
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  3. Papers of John Calaby
    Calaby, J. H. (John Henry), 1922-1998
    [ Unpublished : 1922-2008 ]
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  1. THE UNITED STATES EXPLORING EXPEDITION.
    Commercial Journal and General Advertiser (Sydney, NSW : 1845) Wednesday 23 July 1845 p 1 Article
    ... Autarctic cruise. Mr. John Biscoe, R. N„ in command of the sealing-brig Tula, belonging to the Messrs ... discovery. Mr. John Balleny was intrusted with the command, and left the Thames in July 1838. Mr. Biscoe's ... 3317 words
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  2. REVIEW OF NEW BOOKS. (From the Atlas, October 25.)
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    ... substance. Captain John Biscoe, in command of the seoling brig Tula, belonging to Messrs. En-derby, of ... -covery. Mr. John Balleny was entrusted with tho command, and left the Thames in July, 1838.. Mr. Biscoe's ... 3069 words
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  3. JOHN BISCOE REACHES BASE
    Advocate (Burnie, Tas. : 1890 - 1954) Saturday 11 February 1950 p 5 Article
    ... JOHN BISCOE REACHES BASE LONDON, Friday. - . Reuter's .special correspondent aboard the John Biscoe ... marooned on the island for the past . two years. . Two planes of the Biscoe rescue expedition have already ... 73 words
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  1. IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of Joseph Biscoe, of Piper-street, Woolahra, Government clerk. SINGLE OR ONLY MEETING.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 8 October 1867 [Issue No.174] p 2575

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... In the Supreme Court of New South. Wales. IN INSOLVENCY. In the Insolvent Estate of Joseph Biscoe, ... Assignee—John Pipes Mackenzie. 4769 8s. 6d. ... 276 words
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  2. Government Gazette Appointments and Employment
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 22 October 1869 [Issue No.224] p 2703

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... tlie advice of the Executive Council, has been pleased to appoint Mr. Joseph Biscoe to be Cleric of ... Petty Sessions at Moruya, vice Byrne, exchanged. JOHN ROBERTSON. ... 40 words
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  3. PETTY SESSIONS.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Friday 6 August 1858 [Issue No.115] p 1253

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    ... M. I^eightley,—Gunnadah. Mr. John McDonald,—TartmoHh. Mr. Joseph Biscoe,— Wollombi. CHARLES COWPER. ... 58 words
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  1. Reproduction and evolution : proceedings of the fourth Symposium on Comparative Biology of Reproduction, held in Canberra, December 1976 / edited by J.H. Calaby and C.H. Tyndale-Biscoe
    Symposium on Comparative Biology of Reproduction Canberra) (1976 :
    [ Conference Proceedings : 1977 ]
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    Reproduction and evolution : proceedings of the fourth Symposium on Comparative Biology of Reproduction, held in Canberra, December 1976 / edited by J.H. Calaby and C.H. Tyndale-Biscoe
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  2. Rediscovering Recherche Bay.(Book review)
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  3. Rediscovering Recherche Bay.(Book Notes)(Brief article)(Book review)
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  4. 'J'étais convaincu qu'il dormait'. European views of a unique Australian mammal
    Nicol, SC; Mulvaney , J; Tyndale-Biscoe, H
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  1. John Biscoe : tracing a master mariner / by A. G. E. Jones
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  2. White horizon : [a record of the Antarctic rescue voyage of the polar ship John Biscoe in 1950]
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    [ Book : 1951 ]
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  3. Recent discoveries in the Antarctic Ocean : from the log-book of the brig Tula, commanded by Mr. John Biscoe / communicated by Messers. Enderby. Read 11th February, 1833
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  4. Correspondence Between John Hugh Smyth and Messrs. Hilton & Biscoe, London Agents
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  1. THE ANTARCTIC CONTINENT - by Group Captain Eric Douglas in about 1957
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    THE ANTARCTIC CONTINENT - THE EARLY NAVIGATORS It fell to the lot of Sir Francis Drake in 1578 to reach 57 degrees South Latitude, the furthest south to be recorded to that date, this was in...

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  2. GROUP CAPTAIN STUART CAMPBELL - BANZARE
    GROUP CAPTAIN STUART CAMPBELL - BANZARE
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    Pencil notes - With The Discovery 1929-30by F/Lt S. CampbellThe British Australian New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition was organized by Sir Douglas Mawson for the purpose of ...

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  3. Coutts
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