[J. Stockdale, 1789.]
Stipple, image 90 x 70mm. 3½ x 2¾". Trimmed and glued to scrap sheet.
John Shortland (1769 - 1810), captain in the navy. In 1795 he was selected by Hunter to be first lieutenant of the Reliance, in which he was going out to Australia as governor of New South Wales. As Hunter's duties detained him on shore, Shortland was thus in acting command of the ship, in which he made several voyages to the Cape of Good Hope, Tahiti, and New Zealand. He returned to England with Hunter in 1801, and having been promoted to be commander on 1st January 1801, was appointed transport agent for the expedition to Egypt. Illustration to 'The voyage of Governor Phillip to Botany Bay ... to which are added, the journals of Lieuts Shortland, Watts [and others]...'
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