George Grey

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Grey, George


Born Apr. 14, 1812, In Lisbon; died Sept. 19, 1898, in London. British officer and explorer of Australia.

Grey explored the northwestern coast of Australia (Collier Bay region) in 1837–38 and the western coast in 1838–39, where at 25° S lat., traveling northward by sea from the city of Perth, he discovered the Gascoyne River. On the way back, suffering a shipwreck in the vicinity of Geelvink Channel, he discovered to the north of the channel the mouth of the Murchison River (27° 30’ S lat.) and for the first time journeyed by land down the coast to Perth.

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Focusing on the governmental and ethnographic activities of Sir George Grey during the mid-19th century it argues that the origins of ethnography and the specifically humanitarian governance of spaces invaded by settlers were co-constituted.
Yet Donald Kerr's 2006 study of Sir George Grey as a collector remains one of few in-depth works to consider this material.
A later representative was Sir George Grey (MP from 1853-74), who was three times Home Secretary and a member of one of the great political families.
The Grey Collection was a gift to the National Library (formerly the South African Library) in Cape Town from Sir George Grey, governor of the Cape from 1854 to 1861, who left his collection of 5,000 books to the Library when he was transferred to New Zealand.
11) A medical doctor and lay minister for the Methodist Church, John Boyle Bennett was a close friend to Sir George Grey and acted as Registrar-General of New Zealand in the 1850s while also serving as the editor of the New Zealander.
It was the idea of Sir George Grey, the governor of Cape Colony who favoured a policy of integration, civilisation and religious conversion of the local tribes people, rather than military suppression and control.
In 1837 Sir George Grey, a member of the House of Commons Select Committee on Aboriginal Tribes (British Settlements), requested of the King of England 'that measures be taken to secure to the natives of the several Colonies the due observance of justice, and protection of their rights' (Great Britain, Parliament 1837).
Of the early governors, the most noteworthy was Sir George Grey, who in later life returned to New Zealand and began an active political career--sometimes as a spoiler.
Other notable items in the sale include a half-length portrait of Captain the Hon Sir George Grey, KCB, by Romney, and a pencil and chalk sketch of Sir Thomas Lawrence of George, 6th Duke of Argyll, which are expected to sell for up to pounds 30,000 each.
I am directed by the Marquis of Lansdowne to acknowledge your letter of the 14th instant, and to inform you that he will communicate the request contained in it to Sir George Grey, who accompanies the Queen: but that he fears, from the short time the Queen will remain at Cork (only a few hours) the number of visits she will be enabled to pay will be very limited.
Meanwhile British colonists and officials, including the well-known humanitarian and governor of the Cape Colony, Sir George Grey, waited eagerly to seize yet more land and reduce the Xhosa to penurious laborers.
The governor of the Cape Colony, Sir George Grey, considered that the catastrophe would assist his task of subduing the Xhosa and looked to 'permanent advantages from the circumstances, which may be made a stepping stone for the future settlement of the country'.