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


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)...


Roe, John Septimus (1797–1878), surveyor and politician in Australia, the seventh son of the Revd James Roe, a Church of England priest, and his wife, Sophia Brookes, was born in Newbury, Berkshire, on 8 May 1797. He was educated at the mathematical school of ...


Wedge, John Helder (1793–1872), surveyor and politician in Tasmania, was born at Shudy Camps, near Linton, Cambridgeshire, on 27 February 1793, the second son of Charles Wedge (1747?–1842), a surveyor, and his wife, Elizabeth. John worked with his older brother, Edward, on a ...