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Bennelong (c. 1765–1813) by James Neagle, pubd 1798 by permission of the National Library of Australia / The Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK3946

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Bennelong (c. 1765–1813), Aboriginal visitor to England, belonged to the Wangal band of the Eora people, who lived on the southern shore of Port Jackson, between what is now central Sydney and Parramatta. He was sometimes called Wolarawaree and also Ogultroyee. Following the British settlement of January 1788 he was one of a number of local men who became well acquainted with the invaders. As ...

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Browne, William George (1768–1813), traveller, was born on Great Tower Hill, London, on 25 July 1768, son of George Browne, wine merchant, and descended from a Cumberland family. He was educated privately until entering Oriel College, Oxford, where, receiving 'no encouragement and little assistance in his academical studies...

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Farrer, Reginald John (1880–1920), traveller and plant collector, was born on 17 February 1880 at 3 Spanish Place, Marylebone, the elder of two sons of James Anson Farrer (1849–1925), barrister, whose country home was at Clapham in the North Riding of Yorkshire, and his wife, ...

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Robert Bontine Cunninghame Graham (1852–1936) by Sir John Lavery, 1893 by courtesy of Felix Rosenstiel's Widow & Son Ltd., London, on behalf of the Estate of Sir John Lavery; © Glasgow Museums

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Graham, Robert Bontine Cunninghame (1852–1936), traveller, author, and politician, was born at 5 Cadogan Place, London, on 24 May 1852, the eldest of the three sons of William Cunninghame Bontine (1825–1883), of Gartmore, Perthshire, and Ardoch, Dunbartonshire, a major in the Scots Greys...

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Alexander William Kinglake (1809–1891) by Elliott & Fry © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Kinglake, Alexander William (1809–1891), historian and travel writer, was born on 5 August 1809, in Taunton, Somerset, the eldest son of William Kinglake (d. 1852), banker and solicitor, and his wife, Mary (d. 1853), daughter of Thomas Woodforde from Castle Cary...

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(John Frederick) Norman Lewis (1908–2003) by Paul Tozer, 1996 © Paul Tozer / National Portrait Gallery, London

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Lewis, (John Frederick) Norman (1908–2003), traveller and author, was born on 28 June 1908 at Clifton, Carterhatch Lane, Enfield, Middlesex, the fourth child of Richard George Lewis (d. 1936), a pharmacist, and his wife, Louise Charlotte, née Evans (d. 1950). His parents became practising spiritualists after their elder sons failed to reach maturity. The family was Welsh. Bullied at ...

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Omai (c. 1753–c. 1780) by Sir Joshua Reynolds, c. 1776 © reserved

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Omai (c. 1753–c. 1780), first Tahitian to visit England, was taken to England in July 1774 by Captain Furneaux, commander of the Adventure (sister ship of Cook's Resolution), and returned by Cook in November 1777, having left England the previous July. He appears to have been born about 1753 on the island of ...

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Reade, William Winwood (1838–1875), traveller, novelist, and controversialist, the eldest son of William Barrington Reade (1803–1881) and Elizabeth Reade (1810–1895) (daughter of Captain John Murray RN), of Ipsden House, Oxfordshire, was born at St Finan, near Crieff, Perthshire, on 26 December 1838. He was educated at ...

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Roberts, Morley Charles (1857–1942), writer and traveller, was born on 29 December 1857 at 5 Queen's Road, Paddington, London, the eldest son of William Henry Roberts (c.1831–1908), superintending inspector of income tax, and Catherine, née Pullen (b. 1830/31). After attending the ...

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John Stewart (1747–1822) by Henry Meyer, 1800-50 (after J. E. H. Robinson) © National Portrait Gallery, London

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Stewart, John [called Walking Stewart] (1747–1822), philosopher and traveller, was born on 19 February 1747 at 156 New Bond Street, London, the only child of Scottish parents, John and Margaret Stewart, linen drapers at the same address. He attended Harrow School from 1758 to 1761 and ...

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Townson, Robert (1762–1827), natural historian and traveller, was born early in 1762 at Spring Grove, Marshgate, Richmond, Surrey, the youngest child of London merchant and insurer John Townson (1721–1773) and Sarah Shewell (1731–1805), daughter of James Shewell (1708–1786) and Sarah Smith (d...

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Edward John Trelawny (1792–1881) by Seymour Stocker Kirkup © National Portrait Gallery, London