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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I argue that the combination of ethnographic expertise and governmental power was embodied particularly clearly in the figure of George Grey, who helped consolidate the British settler colonies, and who also provided the British Empire as a whole with a powerful legitimation as a humane form of rule.
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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.