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.


Journals of Expeditions of Discovery Into Central Australia, vols. 1–2. Adelaide, 1964.


Svet, Ia. M. Istoriia otkrytiia i issledovaniia Avstralii i Okeanii. Moscow, 1966.
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(21) Its suppression involved the proclamation of martial law by then Governor of Jamaica, Edward John Eyre, and the "killing and torturing [of] hundreds of black Jamaicans--that is to say, British subjects." (22) The prolonged conflict that arose in England centred on the propriety and legality of the killing and torture.
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CONTENTS I Introduction II Background: The Prosecution (or Persecution) of Edward John Eyre A Eyre's Early Career in Australia, New Zealand and the West Indies B Eyre as Governor of Jamaica and the Rebellion at Morant Bay C The 'Jamaica Question' D The Criminal Proceedings III The Civil Proceedings: Phillips v Eyre IV Phillips v Eyre and the Conflict of Laws A Choice of Law in Tort Prior to Phillips v Eyre B The Impact of Phillips v Eyre: A New Rule for Choice of Law in Tort?
Through the Colonial Office, she turned a deaf ear to their pleas, as did the Jamaica Assembly and the Governor, Edward John Eyre.
My summary here is based on Geoffrey Dutton, The Hero as Murderer: The Life of Edward John Eyre, Australian Explorer and Governor of Jamaica 1815-1901 (London & Glasgow: Collins, 1967), 263-304; Hurwitz, 148; Semmel, 15-53; and Workman, 77-79.
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120); Edward John Eyre, whom Short honours as being highly sympathetic to the natives; Ludwig Leichhardt, botanizing while nearly starving in Queensland, were it not for Aborigine-provided sustenance (he would have no such luck on a later excursion); and John McDouall Stuart, who in 1862 on his third try became the first white man to cross Australia from south to north, all the while 'trading fishhooks for information' (p.