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(John) Thomas Baines (1820–1875) by unknown photographer, 1860s The Royal Geographical Society, London

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Baines, (John) Thomas (1820–1875), artist and explorer, was born on 27 November 1820 at King's Lynn, Norfolk, the second son and one of three surviving children of Mary Ann Watson and John Thomas Baines, a master mariner. His father and maternal grandfather were amateur artists, his brother ...

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Bass, George (b. 1771, d. in or after 1803), explorer, was born in Aswarby, Lincolnshire, on 30 January 1771, the only child of George Bass (1739–1777), a tenant farmer, and his wife, Sarah, née Newman (1736–1828). Following his father's death George and his mother moved to ...

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Carteret, Philip (1733–1796), explorer, was born on 22 January 1733 at Trinity Manor, Jersey, the younger son of Charles de Carteret, seigneur of Trinity, and his wife, Françoise Marie St Paul. He had also a sister. In 1747 he left Jersey to begin his naval career, serving first as an officer's servant and from 1751 following ...

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Cook, James (1728–1779), explorer, was born on 27 October 1728 in the village of Marton in Cleveland, North Riding of Yorkshire, the son of James Cook (1694–1779), a day labourer, and his wife, Grace Pace (1701/2–1765).

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James Cook (1728–1779) by Nathaniel Dance, 1776 © National Maritime Museum, London, Greenwich Hospital Collection

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William Dampier (1651–1715) by Thomas Murray, c. 1697–8 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Dampier, William (1651–1715), buccaneer and explorer, was born in August and baptized on 5 September 1651 at East Coker, Somerset, the second of six children of tenant farmers George Dampier (1618?–1658) and his wife, Anne (d. 1665).

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Sir Francis Drake (1540–1596) by Jodocus Hondius? © Copyright The British Museum

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Drake, Sir Francis (1540–1596), pirate, sea captain, and explorer, was born about February or March 1540 in Crowndale, near Tavistock, Devon, the eldest of five known children of Edmund Drake (d. 1566) of Tavistock. Edmund's wife is unknown, though she may have been named ...

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Edward John Eyre (1815–1901) by Julia Margaret Cameron, 1867 © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Eyre, Edward John (1815–1901), explorer and colonial governor, was born at Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, on 5 August 1815, the third son of Anthony William Eyre, curate of Whipsnade and later vicar of Hornsea and Long Riston in Yorkshire, and his wife, Sarah Mapleton, the daughter of a doctor in ...

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John Forrest, first Baron Forrest (1847–1918) by unknown engraver The Royal Geographical Society, London

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Forrest, John, first Baron Forrest (1847–1918), explorer and politician in Australia, third son of the ten children born to William Forrest (1819–1899), farmer and millwright, of Preston Point, near Bunbury, Western Australia (who had migrated from Stonehaven, Kincardineshire), and his wife, Margaret Guthrie (1821–1895)...

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Gregory, Sir Augustus Charles (1819–1905), explorer and surveyor in Australia, born on 1 August 1819 at Farnsfield, Nottinghamshire, was the second of the five sons of Joshua Gregory (1790/1792–1838), an army officer from an old Nottinghamshire family, and his wife, Frances (1794–1859), the sister of ...

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Gregory, John Walter (1864–1932), geologist and explorer, was born at 18 Gainsborough Road, Mile End Old Town, London, on 27 January 1864, the son of John James Gregory, wool merchant, and his wife, Jane, née Lewis (there were also at least two daughters). He was educated at ...

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Hargraves, Edward Hammond (1816–1891), gold prospector in Australia, the third son of John Edward Hargraves, a lieutenant of the Sussex militia, and his wife, Elizabeth Whitcombe, was born at Stoke Cottage, Gosport, Hampshire, on 7 October 1816. His schooling was at Brighton and ...

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Hume, Hamilton (1797–1873), explorer in Australia, was born at Toongabbie near Parramatta, New South Wales, on 19 June 1797, the son of Andrew Hamilton Hume (1762–1849), superintendent of convicts, and Elizabeth More, née Kennedy (1760–1847), a clergyman's daughter from Kent who had emigrated in 1795 with her brother, a free settler, and had married in ...

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Landsborough, William (1825–1886), explorer in Australia, the third son of the Revd David Landsborough (1779–1854) and his wife, Margaret (1797/8–1834), the daughter of James McLeish of Port Glasgow, was born on 21 February 1825 at Stevenston, near Saltcoats, Ayrshire. He was one of four sons and three daughters. He was educated at ...