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Gilbert, John (1812–1845), zoological collector and explorer in Australia, was born on 14 March 1812 in Newington Butts, London, the son of William Gilbert (b. c.1793), a carpenter, and his wife, Ann (b. c.1792); they were from villages in ...

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Haast, Sir (John Francis) Julius von [formerly Johann Franz Haast] (1822–1887), geologist and explorer, was born on 1 May 1822 at house no. 320, Bonn (now 1 Bonngasse), Germany, one of the nine children of Mathias Haast (1784–1852), tailor and lottery office keeper, and his wife, ...