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Colin Arrott Browning Colin Arrott Browning i(6714174 works by)
Born: Established: 1791
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Scotland,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 23 Oct 1856 Kent,
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England,
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United Kingdom (UK),
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Western Europe, Europe,

Gender: Male
Heritage: Scottish
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Colin Arrott Browning (1791-1856), naval surgeon from Scotland. He was appointed an assistant surgeon in the navy on 7 July 1813, and surgeon on 8 February 1817. He became an M.D. of Edinburgh University Medical College in 1825. He first visited Australia as surgeon-superintendent in the convict ship Surry to Sydney in 1831 and later served in a similar capacity in the Arab (to Hobart, 1834), Elphinstone (Hobart, 1836), Margaret (Sydney, 1840), Tortoise (Hobart, 1842), Earl Grey (Hobart, 1843), Mount Stewart Elphinstone (Hobart, 1845) and Hashemy (Sydney, 1849).

Browning, a kindly and religious man but restricted and narrow in outlook, protested against sick prisoners being embarked and complained of the quantity and quality of the medicines and medical comforts placed in convict ships. He was attentive in the medical care of the prisoners and sought to further their education. After the voyage of the Elphinstone Browning published England's Exiles; or a View of a System of Instruction and Discipline … (London, 1842). It included verbatim reports of his frequent sermons, with medical details relegated to the appendix. An account of his experiences in the Earl Grey was published under the title The Convict Ship; a Narrative of the Results of Scriptural Instruction and Moral Discipline … (London, 1844).

Lieutenant-Governor Sir John Franklin more than once recommended him for further appointments and in 1843 detained him in Hobart to assist in forming female schools and in establishing a ladies' society for visiting the female prisoners. Browning died of cancer at Charlton, Woolwich, on 23 October 1856, leaving an estate valued at under £1500 to his wife, Elizabeth" (Souce: http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/browning-colin-arrott-1838).

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