Edward John Eyre
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Eyre, Edward John
Born Aug. 5, 1815, in Hornsea, Yorkshire; died Nov. 30, 1901, near the city of Tavistock. British explorer of Australia.
In 1839, Eyre explored the Flinders Ranges and the valley of the Murray River, discovered Lake Torrens and Lake Eyre, and explored the Eyre Peninsula. In 1840 and 1841, he made a journey along the southern coast of Australia. The lake and peninsula named after Eyre are located in South Australia.