Blaxland, Gregory (1778-1853)

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Settler; Pastoralist
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Gregory Blaxland (1778-1853), settler, was born on 17 June 1778 at Fordwich, Kent, England, the fourth son of John Blaxland, mayor from 1767 to 1774, whose family had owned estates near by for generations,...

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Gregory Blaxland crossed the Blue Mountains in 1813 with W. Lawson and W.C. Wentworth, thus opening up the interior to pastoralists.

Born Fordwich, Kent, England, 17 June 1778. Died New South Wales, 1 January 1853. Influenced by Sir Joseph Banks to emigrate to Sydney in 1805, granted 4000 acres of land, bought 80 head of cattle and an extra 450 acres at the Brush farm, near Eastwood, later bought a stockyard, granted 2000 acres at Evan 1809, 2280 acres there 1810 and 500 acres in the district of Cooke 1812, crossed the Blue Mountains with William Charles Wentworth and William Lawson 1813, was critical of Macquarie whose refusal to allow him land in the interior meant that he had to dispose of his livestock, settled down by 1820 on his Brush farm estate, where he produced award winning wine. Commemorated by the town of Blaxland in the Blue Mountains.

  • Taxonomy event - Eucalyptus blaxlandii Maiden & Cambage (1918) was named in his honour

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Blaxland, Gregory
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. The Study of Australian Eucalypts
    McCarthy, Gavan; Smith, Ailie; Moje, Christine; Rigby, Rebecca
    Published: eScholarship Research Centre, 2013
  3. Blaxland, Gregory (1778-1853)
    Conway, Jill
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1966
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 1, 115-117
  4. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

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  1. Wine from New South Wales : the gold Ceres medal was presented to Gregory Blaxland .. of Sydney, New South Wales, for wine, the produce of his vineyard in that colony
    Blaxland, Gregory, 1778-1853
    [ Book : 1828 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Letter of Gregory Blaxland : Brush Farm, N.S.W. to Sir Joseph Banks
    Blaxland, Gregory, 1778-1853
    [ Unpublished : 1816 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 132,492.703)

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  3. The journal of Gregory Blaxland, 1813[electronic resource[ : incorporating...Journal of a tour of discovery across the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, in the year 1813 / Bregory Blaxland
    Blaxland, Gregory, 1778-1853
    [ Book : 1913 ]
    Possibly online
    At AIATSIS Collections
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 77,810.984)

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  4. A journal of a tour of discovery across the Blue Mountains in New South Wales / [by G. Blaxland]
    Blaxland, Gregory, 1778-1853
    [ Book, Microform : 1823-1893 ]
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    At 11 libraries
    A journal of a tour of discovery across the Blue Mountains in New South Wales / [by G. Blaxland]
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  5. A journal of a tour of discovery across the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, in the year 1813, with refs. and explanatory notes, maps, etc. / by Frank Walker
    Blaxland, Gregory, 1778-1853
    [ Book : 1913 ]
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    At AIATSIS Collections
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  6. Manuscripts of Australian explorers held by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Library (as filmed by the AJCP) [M1923]
    Evans, George William, 1780-1852
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1950 ]
    View online
    At 7 libraries
    Manuscripts of Australian explorers held by the Foreign and Commonwealth Office Library (as filmed by the AJCP) [M1923]
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  7. A journal of a tour of discovery across the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, in the year 1813 / by Gregory Blaxland ; with references ... by Frank Walker
    Blaxland, Gregory, 1778-1853
    [ Book : 1870-2004 ]
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    A journal of a tour of discovery across the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, in the year 1813 / by Gregory Blaxland ; with references ... by Frank Walker
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  8. Blaxland - Lawson - Wentworth, 1813 / edited by Joanna Armour Richards
    Blaxland, Gregory, 1778-1853
    [ Book : 1979 ]
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    At 46 libraries
    Blaxland - Lawson - Wentworth, 1813 / edited by Joanna Armour Richards
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  9. The first crossing of the Blue Mountains : [newspaper extracts, manuscript notes, maps, photographs, etc.] / illustrated by Frank Walker
    Walker, Frank, 1861-1948
    [ Published : 1912-1913 ]
    Possibly online
    At State Library of NSW
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  10. The first crossing of the Blue Mountains of N.S.W. : [newspaper extracts, manuscript notes, maps, photographs, etc.] / by Frank Walker
    Walker, Frank, 1861-1948
    [ Published : 1912-1913 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
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  1. Wine from New South Wales : the gold Ceres medal was presented to Gregory Blaxland .. of Sydney, New South Wales, for wine, the produce of his vineyard in that colony
    Blaxland, Gregory, 1778-1853
    [ Book : 1828 ]
    At National Library
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  2. Letter of Gregory Blaxland : Brush Farm, N.S.W. to Sir Joseph Banks
    Blaxland, Gregory, 1778-1853
    [ Unpublished : 1816 ]
    At National Library
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  3. [Biographical cuttings on Gregory Blaxland, pioneer and explorer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
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  4. Medals. Blaxland
    [ Photograph : 1935 ]
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    Medals. Blaxland
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  5. Medal awarded to Gregory Blaxland for wine export from New South Wales, 1823
    Royal Society of Arts (Great Britain)
    [ Object : 1823 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Medal awarded to Gregory Blaxland for wine export from New South Wales, 1823
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  6. Medals. Blaxland
    [ Photograph : 1935 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Medals. Blaxland
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  7. Blaxland (bust). Legislative council
    [ Photograph : 1936 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Blaxland (bust). Legislative council
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  8. Photograph of a statue of Gregory Blaxland / E. W. Searle
    Searle, E. W. (Edward William), 1887-1955
    [ Photograph : 1920-1955 ]
    Languages: No linguistic content
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    Photograph of a statue of Gregory Blaxland / E. W. Searle
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  9. Gregory Blaxland, explorer: statue outside Lands Office
    [ Photograph : 1913 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Gregory Blaxland, explorer: statue outside Lands Office
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  10. Gregory Blaxland
    [ Photograph : 1936 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
    Gregory Blaxland
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  1. Blaxland, Helen Frances, (Dame) (1907-1989)
    Conservationist; Charity Worker
    ... Blaxland, Helen Frances (1907-1989) ... married Gregory Blaxland on 10 November 1927, and had one daughter, Antonia, who became a photographer ... Dame Helen Frances Blaxland (1907-1989), conservationist, was born on 21 June 1907 at Neutral Bay ...
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  2. Blaxland, John (1799-1884)
    Farmer; Merchant; Politician
    ... Blaxland, Gregory (1778 - 1853) ... Blaxland, John (1799-18840126) ... , Gregory Blaxland. ... John Blaxland owned land at Eastern Farms, New South Wales and was the eldest son of the explorer ...
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  3. Blaxland, Antonia (1928-1988)
    Artist; ; Photographer
    ... Blaxland, Gregory ... Blaxland, Helen ... familial position as the daughter of Helen and Gregory Blaxland. This entry is a stub. You can help DAAO by ... Antonia Blaxland was born into a prominent Sydney family whose friends included the photographers ...
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  1. RE will of GREGORY HAMILTON BLAXLAND, formerly
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 30 January 1970 [Issue No.12] p 336

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... RE will of GREGORY HAMILTON BLAXLAND, formerly or 71 Wallaroy Road, Woollahra, near Sydney, in the ... Stanham, the executrices of the will of the said Gregory Hamilton Blaxland, who died on the 25th August ... 203 words
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  2. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Gregory George Blaxland, of Emu-street, Burwood, bank manager.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 9 July 1895 [Issue No.450] p 4440

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... ,892) IN BANKRUPTCY. Be Gregory George Blailand, of Emu-street, Burwood, bank manager. NOTICE is hereby ... 65 words
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  3. IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Gregory George Blaxland, of Emu-street, Burwood, bank manager.
    New South Wales Government Gazette (Sydney, NSW : 1832 - 1900) Tuesday 23 July 1895 [Issue No.490] p 4783

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... Iii the Supreme Court of New South Wales, (9,892) IN BANKRUPTCY. Re Gregory George Blaxland, of Emu ... 98 words
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  1. AUSTRALIAN EXPLORERS. 8.—Gregory Blaxland (1778-1853).
    Toodyay Herald (WA : 1912 - 1954) Friday 14 April 1939 p 4 Article
    ... AUSTRALIAN EXPLORERS. 8. — Gregory Blaxland (1778-1853). Was born in Kent and left England in 1805 ... Mountains and saw the green Bathurst Plains lying west of them. On his re-turn, Blaxland settled at ... 60 words
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  2. AUSTRALIAN EXPLORERS. 8.—Gregory Blaxland (1778-1853).
    South Western Advertiser (Perth, WA : 1910 - 1954) Friday 14 April 1939 p 3 Article
    ... AUSTRALIAN EXPLORERS. 8.—Gregory Blaxland (1778-1853). Was born in Kent and left England in 1805 ... Mountains and saw the green Bathurst Plains lying west of them. On his re turn, Blaxland settled at ... 197 words
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  3. AUSTRALIAN EXPLORERS. 8-Gregory Blaxland (1778-1853)
    Manjimup Mail and Jardee-Pemberton-Northcliffe Press (WA : 1927 - 1950) Thursday 13 April 1939 p 3 Article
    ... AUSTRALIAN EXPLORERS. 8.—Gregory Blaxland (I778-1SS3). Was born in Kent and left England in 1805 ... Mountains and saw the green Bathurst Plains lying west of them. On his return, Blaxland settled at ... 193 words
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  1. Medal awarded to Gregory Blaxland f ...
    Royal Society o ...
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    Medal awarded to Gregory Blaxland for wine export from New South Wales, 1823
  2. Medals. Blaxland
    [ Photograph : 1935 ]
    Medals. Blaxland
  3. Medals. Blaxland
    [ Photograph : 1935 ]
    Medals. Blaxland
  4. Photograph of a statue of Gregory B ...
    Searle, E. W. ( ...
    [ Photograph : 1920-1955 ]
    Photograph of a statue of Gregory Blaxland / E. W. Searle
  5. Blaxland (bust). Legislative counci ...
    [ Photograph : 1936 ]
    Blaxland (bust). Legislative council
  6. Gregory Blaxland
    [ Photograph : 1936 ]
    Gregory Blaxland
  1. Houison, J.K.S. John and Gregory Blaxland
    [ Unpublished : 1935 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  2. [Biographical cuttings on Mrs Gregory Blaxland, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  3. [Biographical cuttings on Sir Gregory Blaxland Kater, businessman, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  1. Gregory Blaxland
    [ Video ]
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  2. The Blue mountains crossing - 1813
    Australian Industrial Films
    [ Video : 1952 ]
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    [ Video : 1984 ]
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  4. Road to the West
    Artransa Park Studios
    [ Video : 1965 ]
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  1. A journal of a tour of discovery across the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, in the year 1831, by Gregory Blaxland, with references, and explanatory notes, maps, etc., by F. Walker
    Blaxland, Gregory
    [ Book : 1900 ]
    At RAHS Library
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  2. The journal of Gregory Blaxland, 1813, incorporating--- journal of a tour of discovery, across the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, in the year 1813 / Gregory Blaxland
    Blaxland, Gregory, 1788-1853
    [ Book : 2000 ]
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    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Destination Dunkirk : the story of Gort's army
    Blaxland, Gregory
    [ Book : 1973-2018 ]
    At 15 libraries
    Destination Dunkirk : the story of Gort's army
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  4. J. H. Thomas : a life for unity
    Blaxland, Gregory
    [ Book : 1964 ]
    At 14 libraries
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  1. Blaxland, Gregory
    Gondwana To Gold: A Chronological History of Australia
    [ Article : 1996 ]
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  2. Note regarding Gregory Blaxland
    Havard, Ward L
    Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society
    [ Article : 1940 ]
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  3. Note Regarding Gregory Blaxland
    Royal Australian Historical Society; By W. L. HAVARD (Fellow)
    Journal and proceedings
    [ Article : 1940 ]
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    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    Note Regarding Gregory Blaxland
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  4. John and Gregory Blaxland
    Royal Australian Historical Society; By J. K. S. HOUISON, A.C.A. (Aust.), F.S.A.G. (Fellow)
    Journal and proceedings
    [ Article : 1936 ]
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    At Trove DigitalLibrary
    John and Gregory Blaxland
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    Blaxland
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  2. Mid North Coast Pioneers
    Mid North Coast Pioneers
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    Articles and other items relating to the people and places included on the web site, Mid North Coast Pioneers.

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