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William Dawes William Dawes i(A62144 works by)
Born: Established: 1762 Portsmouth, Hampshire,
United Kingdom (UK),
Western Europe, Europe,
; Died: Ceased: 1836 Antigua, Caribbean, Americas,
Gender: Male
Arrived in Australia: Jan 1788 Departed from Australia: Dec 1791
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'William Dawes (1762-1836) was Lieutenant (Royal Marines) on HMS Sirius, the flagship of the 'First Fleet'. He was a pioneering student of the language of New South Wales. His interests also included astronomy and in Australia he directed the building of an observatory under the instructions of the Board of Longitude'.

Source: Rachel Kemsley, Catalogue record compiled as part of the RSLP AIM25 project, (sighted: 01/07/2009)

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