Stokes, J. Lort, (John Lort) (1811-1885)

Also known as
Lort Stokes, J. (John) (1811-1885)
Stokes, J. L. (John Lort) (1811-1885)
Stokes, John Lort (1811-1885)
Stokes, John Lort (1812-1885)
Field of activity
Explorer; Hydrographer
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Biographies

John Lort Stokes (1812-1885), explorer and hydrographer, was the son of Henry Stokes. He entered the navy in the Prince Regent in 1824 and was soon transferred to the brig Beagle, in which he served for...

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John Lort Stokes worked for 18 years on board the "Beagle" (mostly as a surveyor and as Commander) which surveyed Australian waters from 1837. On his return to England he wrote a two volume study entitled "Discoveries in Australia" (London, 1946).

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According to information given in the Prendergast baptismal register, John Lort Stokes was born on 1 August 1811. This conflicts with statements in most secondary sources which give his year of birth as 1812.

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Stokes, John Lort
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Charting a Continent
    Ingleton, G. C.
    Published: Sydney, 1944
  3. Stokes, John Lort (1812-1885), explorer and hydrographer
    Bolton, G. C.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 2, 488-489
  4. Explorer-surveyors of the Australian north coast II. Part 2: John Lort Stokes and the crew of the Beagle
    Powell, Alan
    Published: 1981
    Series: Journal of the Royal Australian Historical Society, 66, 225-236
  5. Mariners Are Warned! John Lort Stokes and HMS Beagle in Australia, 1837-43
    Hordern, M.
    Published: Melbourne University Press at Miegunyah Press, Melbourne, 1989
  6. The Heroic Period of Geological Work in Australia.
    Andrews, E.C.
    Published: 1942
    Series: Journal and Proceedings of The Royal Society of New South Wales, lxxvi, 96-128
  7. Losing it in New Guinea: the Voyage of HMS Rattlesnake
    Goodman, Jordan
    Published: 2005
    Series: Endeavour, 29, 60-5

Resources by J. Lort Stokes (147)

  1. The narrow escape Rear Admiral J. Lort Stokes, F.R.G.S. had of his life when lieutenant in H.M.S. Beagle, discovering the Victoria River in North West Australia, 1839
    Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885
    [ Book : 1870 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 160,589.297)

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  2. Draft diary
    Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885
    [ Unpublished : 1840-1849 ]
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 158,752.625)

  3. National Maritime Museum (Great Britain) - Admiral John Lort Stokes - Australian and New Zealand papers, 1837-1872
    Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885
    [ Unpublished ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 132,400.5)

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  4. Part of the west coast of Australia, surveyed by the officers of H.M.S. Beagle : with Captn. J. Lort Stokes' route into the interior Decr. 1841 / J. Arrowsmith
    Arrowsmith, John, 1790-1873
    [ Map : 1846 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  5. Index : Discoveries in Australia, with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle in the years 1837-43 - ..., by John Lort Stokes / by Bruce Graham
    Graham, Bruce (Bruce Howard), 1912-
    [ Book : 1991 ]
    At 3 libraries
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 111,822.609)

  6. Papers of Admiral John Lort Stokes (as filmed by the AJCP) [M3051-M3054]
    Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1950 ]
    At 3 libraries
    Papers of Admiral John Lort Stokes (as filmed by the AJCP) [M3051-M3054]
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  7. Autograph letters (6) signed from Admiral John Lort Stokes to Trelawny Saunders from England, 1862-1882, relating to their common interest in exploration of North Queensland, with particular reference to A.C. Gregory's explorations, 1855, 1856
    Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885
    [ Unpublished : 1862-1882 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  8. Maps
    Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885
    [ Unpublished : 1839-1843 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  9. Carte de la partie sud-est de la Nouvelle Guinee / reconnue par le Contre Amiral Bruny Dentrecasteaux
    Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885
    [ Map : 1843-1864 ]
    Languages: French
    At National Library
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  10. [Coastline between Point Nuyts and Rame Head, Western Australia]
    Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885
    [ Map : 1843 ]
    At National Library
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  1. The narrow escape Rear Admiral J. Lort Stokes, F.R.G.S. had of his life when lieutenant in H.M.S. Beagle, discovering the Victoria River in North West Australia, 1839
    Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885
    [ Book : 1870 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  2. Draft diary
    Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885
    [ Unpublished : 1840-1849 ]
    At National Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 159,862.766)

  3. Portrait of Admiral J. Lort Stokes [William Egley]
    Egley, William, 1798-1870
    [ Photograph : 1864 ]
    View online
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    Portrait of Admiral J. Lort Stokes [William Egley]
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  4. Admiral J. Lort Stokes R.N., F.R.G.S. &c. &c. painted by Stephen Pearce; on stone by J.A. Vinter; Vincent Brooks Day & Son
    Vinter, John Alfred, approximately 1828-1905
    [ Art work : 1860-1869 ]
    At National Library
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  5. National Maritime Museum (Great Britain) - Admiral John Lort Stokes - Australian and New Zealand papers, 1837-1872
    Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885
    [ Unpublished ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  6. Portrait of John Lort Stokes
    HRRC
    [ Photograph : 1860 ]
    Possibly online
    At WA State Library
    Portrait of John Lort Stokes
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  7. Admiral J.L. Stokes / painted by Stephen Pearce, drawn by J. A. Vinter
    Pearce, Stephen
    [ Art work ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  8. Part of the west coast of Australia, surveyed by the officers of H.M.S. Beagle : with Captn. J. Lort Stokes' route into the interior Decr. 1841 / J. Arrowsmith
    Arrowsmith, John, 1790-1873
    [ Map : 1846 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  9. Index : Discoveries in Australia, with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle in the years 1837-43 - ..., by John Lort Stokes / by Bruce Graham
    Graham, Bruce (Bruce Howard), 1912-
    [ Book : 1991 ]
    At 3 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 112,195.125)

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  10. Papers of Admiral John Lort Stokes (as filmed by the AJCP) [M3051-M3054]
    Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885
    [ Unpublished, Microform : 1950 ]
    At 3 libraries
    Papers of Admiral John Lort Stokes (as filmed by the AJCP) [M3051-M3054]
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  1. Wickham, J. C. (1798-1864)
    Surveyor; Artist; ; Draughtsman; Naval officer; 7600; Police magistrate; 7540; Naval Officer; Magistrate
    ... Stokes, J. Lort ... Wickham, J C (17981121-18640106) ... engravings on Depuch Island off the coast of Western Australia, which Wickham, J. Lort Stokes and possibly ... John Wickham was Captain of the "Beagle" and conducted maritime surveys and scientific surveys ...
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  2. Stanley, Owen (1811-1849)
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    ... Stokes, J. Lort ... Stanley, Owen (1811-1850) ... officer, was born in England on 13 June 1811, eldest son of Rev. Edward Stanley, rector of Alderley and ... Owen Stanley (1811-1850), naval officer, was born on 13 June 1811, the eldest son of Edward Stanley ...
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  3. Tyers, C. J., (Charles James) (1806-1870)
    Surveyor; Public Servant; Artist; ; Draughtsman; Public servant; 75; 6922; Naval draughtsman; 6923
    ... Stokes, J. Lort ... Tyers, C J (1806-1870) ... Port Phillip and South Australia, his solution led to disagreements with J. Lort Stokes , Owen Stanley ... Charles James Tyers (1806-1870), surveyor and public servant, was born in London, the son of John ...
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    [ Photograph : 1860 ]
    Portrait of John Lort Stokes
  4. Admiral J. Lort Stokes R.N., F.R.G. ...
    Vinter, John Al ...
    [ Art work : 1860-1869 ]
  5. Admiral J.L. Stokes / painted by St ...
    Pearce, Stephen
    [ Art work ]
  6. Incident during the expedition to t ...
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    [ Art work : 1863 ]
    Incident during the expedition to the Pacific of H.M.S. Blossom / R. Beechey

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  1. What's In A Name? Stokes Street, Griffith
    The Canberra Times (ACT : 1926 - 1995) Saturday 17 August 1963 p 21 Article Illustrated
    ... -came a vice-admiral on the retired list. In 1877 he was promoted to admiral. He died in Wales in 1885. ... Stokes Street, Griffith One of the most scientific marine surveyors of his day, Admiral John Lort ... 277 words
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  2. ABOUT GEELONG. No. I.
    The Age (Melbourne, Vic. : 1854 - 1954) Saturday 12 August 1893 p 15 Article
    ... Stokes, of the Beagle, ascended the You Yangs. In his own words : "On reaching the summit I hastened to ... that one John Batman, a storekeeper in Launceston, paid a visit to his mother at Parramatta, where he ... 4970 words
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  3. LETTERS. CAPTAIN STOKES AND THE NORTHERN EXPEDITION. (To the Editor of the Courier.)
    The Courier (Brisbane, Qld. : 1861 - 1864) Tuesday 5 April 1864 p 3 Article
    ... -pedition as commander and surveyor, and John Lort Stokos as lioutounnt nnd assistant surveyor; consequently, ... about GO before i sunrise nnd aftor sunset, and about 87 at noon. j! Tho rivors discovered by Stokes ... 1628 words
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,400.232)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 1,400.232)

  1. Album, 1840, (File 20), (from Papers of Admiral John Lort Stokes / Other Bound Papers )
    [ Unpublished : 1840 ]
    At AJCP
    Album, 1840,  (File 20),  (from Papers of Admiral John Lort Stokes  / Other Bound Papers )
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  2. Other Bound Papers, 1828 to 1851, (Series), (from Papers of Admiral John Lort Stokes )
    [ Unpublished : 1828-1851 ]
    At AJCP
    Other Bound Papers, 1828 to 1851,  (Series),  (from Papers of Admiral John Lort Stokes )
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  3. Captain's orders, Beagle, 1831 to 1836, (File 15), (from Papers of Admiral John Lort Stokes / Other Bound Papers )
    [ Unpublished : 1831-1836 ]
    At AJCP
    Captain's orders, Beagle, 1831 to 1836,  (File 15),  (from Papers of Admiral John Lort Stokes  / Other Bound Papers )
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  1. The New Zealand pilot : chiefly from surveys made in H.M. Ships Acheron and Pandora, Captain J. Lort Stokes and Commander Byron Drury, 1848-55 / originally compiled by G.H. Edwards and F.J. Evans
    Richards, G. H
    [ Book, Government publication : 1891 ]
    At 2 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 618.198)

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  2. The New Zealand pilot : from surveys made by H.M. Ships Acheron and Pandora, Captain J. Lort Stokes, and Commander Byron Drury, 1848-55 / compiled by G.H. Richards and F.J. Evans
    Richards, G. H
    [ Book, Government publication : 1875 ]
    At State Library of NSW
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  3. Colonization, particularly in Southern Australia : with some remarks on small farms and over population / by Charles James Napier
    Napier, Charles James Sir 1782-1853
    [ Book, Microform : 1835-1988 ]
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  4. Sesquicentennial of Port Darwins' [sic] naming (1839-1989) / Place Names Committee of the Northern Territory
    Northern Territory. Dept. of Lands and Housing. Place Names Committee
    [ Book, Government publication : 1989 ]
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  1. Chart of Bass Strait surveyed by Captain J Lort Stokes and the officers of HMS BEAGLE, 1843
    John Arrowsmith, English, 1790 - 1873
    [ Art work, Map : 1846 ]
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    Chart of Bass Strait surveyed by Captain J Lort Stokes and the officers of HMS BEAGLE, 1843
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  2. Southern part of the Gulf of Carpentaria surveyed by Captain J Lort Stokes, and the Officers of HMS BEAGLE 1841
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    Southern part of the Gulf of Carpentaria surveyed by Captain J Lort Stokes, and the Officers of HMS BEAGLE 1841
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  3. Part of the west coast of Australia Survey by the officers of HMS BEAGLE with Captain J Lort Stokes' route into the interior December 1841
    John Arrowsmith, English, 1790 - 1873
    [ Art work, Map : 1841 ]
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    At Maritime Museum
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 610.397)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 610.397)

  1. John Lort Stokes, 1811-1885
    Hercock, M; Armstrong, P.H; Martin, G.J
    [ Article : 1998 ]
    At UWA Res Repository
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  2. Fox Terrier Club of Victoria
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    Dogs : the K.C.C. Kennel gazette : the official organ of the publisher the Kennel Control Council.
    [ Article : 1953-1969 ]
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  3. The Investigator tree: eighteenth century inscriptions, or twentieth century misinterpretations?
    Stubbs, Brett J; Saenger, Peter
    [ Article : 1996 ]
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    At SCU Inst Rep
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  4. IRON MAN HANCOCK
    Australian Geographical Society; BY JOHN NAIRN
    Walkabout.
    [ Article : 1974 ]
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    IRON MAN HANCOCK
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  1. CERTIFICATES UNDER THE LOCAL GOVERNMENT ACTS.
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 5 June 1925 [Issue No.77] p 2453

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  2. NEW SOUTH WALES GOVERNMENT RAILWAYS AND TRAMWAYS.
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