Stokes, John Lort, 1811-1885

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John Lort Stokes (b. 1811 - d. 1885) was commissioned as a lieutenant in 1837 and sailed to Australia on the Beagle under Commander J.C. and P.P. King. After doing some surveying of the coast sail was set for the north on 5 January 1838. The Adelaide River was discovered in March 1839 and the Victoria later in the same year. Later further work was done on the coast of northern and north-western Australia, and in 1842 on the southern coast of Australia, Bass Strait and Tasmania. In May 1843 Stokes left Western Australia for England and arrived on 30 September. An account of his voyages was published in two large volumes in 1846, Discoveries in Australia; with an Account of the Coasts and Rivers Explored and Surveyed During the Voyage of H.M.S. Beagle.

From the description of Maps. 1839-1843. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 224565392

Epithet: Captain; RN

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Epithet: Admiral

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John Lort Stokes was an explorer and hydrographer. (For biographical details see Australian Dictionary of Biography Vol. 2: 1788-1850, 1-2 p.488-9).

From the description of Draft diary [manuscript]. [184-]. (Libraries Australia). WorldCat record id: 225841104

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referencedIn [Bureau-chest used by John Lort Stokes on HMS Beagle] [realia]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Vol. IV (ff. 369). S-Z. Presented by the Geological Society of London.includes:ff. 1-26 General Sir Edward Sabine, RA; KCB; PRS: Letters to Sir R. I. Murchison: 1845-1862, n.d. f. 30 Nikolai Aleksandrovich Sablukov, Russian General: Letter to Sir R. ... British Library
creatorOf Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885. Geelong harbour. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885. [Chart of part of the coast of Queensland]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Beautemps-Beaupré, C. F. (Charles François), 1766-1854. Carte de la partie septentrionale de l'archipel de la Louisiade, découvert par Bougainville, en 1768 ; reconnue par le contre-amiral Bruny-Dentrecastuaux, en juin 1793 (an 1er de l'ere Française) / levée et dressée par C.F. Beautemps-Beaupré, ingénieur-hydrographe, 1ère feuille. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Thomson, J. T. (John Turnbull), 1821-1884. Map of the Province of Otago. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885. [Chart of coastline from John Point to The Sisters, Western Australia]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Beautemps-Beaupré, C. F. (Charles François), 1766-1854. [Chart of the Trobriand Island region]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Helpman, Benjamin Francis, 1814-1874. Diaries [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885. Carte de la partie sud-est de la Nouvelle Guinee / reconnue par le Contre Amiral Bruny Dentrecasteaux. Libraries Australia
referencedIn John Edward Gray papers, 1783-1884, 1783-1884 American Philosophical Society
referencedIn Vol. XIV. (IT. 574). Sey-Sy.includes:f. 1 Lieutenant Edward William Seymour, RN: Biographical notes: 1846.f. 5 Comm. Francis Edward Seymour, RN: Biographical notes: 1844.f. 9 Comm. George Alexander Seymour R.N., RN: Letter to W. R. O'Byrne: 184... British Library
referencedIn Helpman, Benjamin Francis, 1814-1874. Notes [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Beautemps-Beaupré, C. F. (Charles François), 1766-1854. Carte du detroit de Dampier : Découvert par Dampier, en 1700 et reconnu par le Contre-Amiral Bruny-Dentrecasteaux en juin 1793 / levée et dressée par C.F. Beautemps-Beaupré, Ingénieur-Hydrographe. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Beautemps-Beaupré, C. F. (Charles François), 1766-1854. Carte contenant les parties de la Nouvelle Irlande, de la Nouvle Hanovre et des Iles de l'Amirauté : reconnues par le Contre Amiral Bruny-Bentrecasteaux, depuis le 26 juillet 1792 jusqu 'au 1er août de la meme année / levée et dressēe par C.F. Beautemps-Beaupré Ingénieur-Hydrographe. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885. [Coastline between Point Nuyts and Rame Head, Western Australia]. Libraries Australia
referencedIn Cunow, Heinrich, 1862-1936. Reading notes on the Australian Aborigines possibly assembled by Cunow when preparing his Die Verwandtschafts - Organisation der Australneger. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885. Draft diary [manuscript]. Libraries Australia
creatorOf Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885. Maps. Libraries Australia
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associatedWith Beautemps-Beaupré, C. F. (Charles François), 1766-1854. person
associatedWith Cunow, Heinrich, 1862-1936. person
associatedWith Gray, John Edward person
associatedWith Helpman, Benjamin Francis, 1814-1874. person
associatedWith Thomson, J. T. (John Turnbull), 1821-1884. person
Place Name Admin Code Country
Port Adelaide (S. Aust.)
Carpentaria, Gulf of (N.T. and Qld.)
Geelong (Vic.)
Western Australia
Australia--South Australia
Queensland, North
Bass Strait (Vic. and Tas.)
Western Australia
Holdfast Bay (S. Aust.)
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Maps--19th century
Aboriginal Australians
Occupation
Explorers
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Birth 1811-08-01

Death 1885-06-11

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