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Gregory Blaxland
Gregory Blaxland

Gregory Blaxland (17 June 178831 December 1852) was a pioneer farmer and explorer. Image File history File links GregoryBlaxland. ... Image File history File links GregoryBlaxland. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ... December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...


Born in Fordwich, Kent, England in 1788 (or 1771 according to Burkes's Colonial Gentry), the fourth son of John Blaxland senior who was mayor 1767 to 1774 and whose family owned nearby estates for years. Kent is a county in England, south-east of London. ... Motto: (French for God and my right) Anthem: Multiple unofficial anthems Capital London Largest city London Official language(s) English (de facto) Government Constitutional monarchy  - Queen Queen Elizabeth II  - Prime Minister Tony Blair MP Unification    - by Athelstan AD 927  Area    - Total 130,395 km² (1st in UK)   50,346 sq... 1788 was a leap year starting on Tuesday (see link for calendar). ...


He arrived in Sydney, Australia in April 1806, followed by his brother John Blaxland in 1807 as a free settler. In 1808 was associated with the Macarthur faction in the deposing of Governor Bligh. He made his peace with Governor Macquarie but fell out of favour later on. Sydney (pronounced ) is the most populous city in Australia with a metropolitan area population of over 4. ... 1806 was a common year starting on Wednesday (see link for calendar). ... John Blaxland (4 January 1769 — 5 August 1845) pioneer in Australia. ... 1807 was a common year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... John Macarthur (1767-1834) was a soldier, politician and pioneer of the Australian wool industry. ... William Bligh in 1814 Vice Admiral of the Blue William Bligh, FRS, RN (9 September 1754 – 7 December 1817) was an officer of the British Royal Navy and colonial administrator. ... Major General Lachlan Macquarie, Governor of New South Wales Major-General Lachlan Macquarie, CB (31 January 1762 – 1 July 1824), British military officer and colonial administrator, served as Governor of New South Wales from 1810 to 1821 and had a leading role in the social, economic and architectural development of...


In 1813, he led the first known European expedition across the area of the Great Dividing Range known as the Blue Mountains, along with William Lawson and William Charles Wentworth, on a journey which would open up the inland of the continent. He is also noted as one of the first settlers to plant grapes for the purpose of making wine. 1813 is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Great Divide runs around the entire eastern and south-eastern edge of Australia The Great Dividing Range, also known as the Eastern Highlands, is Australias most substantial mountain range. ... Cliff overlooking the Jamison Valley The Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, roughly 100 kilometres west of Sydney, are a range of sandstone mountains that reach to at least 1190 metres above sea level (in the Lithgow area). ... THE DETAILS BELOW ARE NOT FOR WILL LAWSON (1856-1957) William Lawson (1774 – 1850), explorer of New South Wales, Australia, was born in London and arrived in Sydney as an ensign with the New South Wales Corps in 1800. ... William Wentworth For the Australian politician, see William Wentworth IV William Charles Wentworth (early 1790 – 20 March 1872), Australian explorer, journalist and politician, was one of the leading figures of early colonial New South Wales. ... Species Vitis acerifolia Vitis aestivalis Vitis amurensis Vitis arizonica Vitis x bourquina Vitis californica Vitis x champinii Vitis cinerea Vitis x doaniana Vitis girdiana Vitis labrusca Vitis x labruscana Vitis monticola Vitis mustangensis Vitis x novae-angliae Vitis palmata Vitis riparia Vitis rotundifolia Vitis rupestris Vitis shuttleworthii Vitis tiliifolia Vitis... Wine is an alcoholic beverage produced by the fermentation of the juice of fruits, usually grapes. ...


He visited England and in February 1823 he published his Journal Of A Tour Of Discovery Across The Blue Mountains:

"On Tuesday, May 11, 1813, Mr. Gregory Blaxland, Mr. William Wentworth, and Lieutenant Lawson, attended by four servants, with five dogs, and four horses laden with provisions, ammunition, and other necessaries, left Mr. Blaxland's farm at the South Creek, for the purpose of endeavouring to effect a passage over the Blue Mountains ..."

Later the same year he was awarded the silver medal of the Royal Society of Arts for some wine he had exported to London, and five years later he received its gold medal. In January 1827 Blaxland was elected by a public meeting with two others to present a petition to Governor Darling asking that "Trial by jury" and "Taxation by Representation" should be extended to the colony. General Sir Ralph Darling, Governor NSW (1825–1831). ...


Blaxland was engaged during the next few years in wine-making. and other activities, but took no prominent part in the life of the colony. For the last six months of his life he was suffering a great deal with pains in his head which affected his mind, and he died by his own hand on 31 December 1852. In 1798 he had married Eliza, daughter of John Spurden, and was survived by their sons and daughters. He is buried in All Saints Cemetery in Parramatta. The township of Blaxland in the Blue Mountains is named after him, as is the Australian Electoral Division of Blaxland. December 31 is the 365th day of the year (366th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar. ... 1852 was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ... Parramatta is a city, suburb and Local Government Area in Sydney, Australia, 25 kilometres west of the central business district (CBD) in Western Sydney. ... Blaxland is a town in the Blue Mountains, New South Wales, 70 kilometres west of Sydney, Australia. ... Cliff overlooking the Jamison Valley The Blue Mountains of New South Wales, Australia, roughly 100 kilometres west of Sydney, are a range of sandstone mountains that reach to at least 1190 metres above sea level (in the Lithgow area). ... Blaxland is an Australian Electoral Division in New South Wales. ...

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Ermington is a suburb of Sydney, in the state of New South Wales, Australia[5]. It lies on the northern bank of the Parramatta River, opposite to the site of the Sydney 2000 Olympic games. ...

Reference

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The Dictionary of Australian Biography, first published in 1949, is a reference work by Percival Serle containing information on notable people associated with Australian history. ...

External links

  • Bio at Australian Dictionary of Biography]
  • Online edition of the Journal
This article incorporates text from the public domain 1949 edition of Dictionary of Australian Biography from
Project Gutenberg of Australia, which is in the public domain in Australia and the United States of America.

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Gregory Blaxland (17 June 1788 31 December 1852) was a pioneer farmer and explorer.
In 1808 was associated with the Macarthur faction in the deposing of Governor Bligh.
In January 1827 Blaxland was elected by a public meeting with two others to present a petition to Governor Darling asking that "Trial by jury" and "Taxation by Representation" should be extended to the colony.
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