Capt. John Hunter geboren zu Leith im Septnr. 1738
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John Hunter (1738-1821), an officer of the Royal Navy, who rose to the rank of Vice-Admiral. He succeeded Arthur Philip as the second governor of New South Wales, Australia. He explored the Parramatta River in 1788 and was the first to suggest that Tasmania might be an island. Prior to his appointment as Governor in 1795 he saw action at the Glorious First of June in 1794. Hunter's name is commemorated in Hunter Region, Hunter River, Hunter's Hill and Hunter Street. From "Allgemeine Geographische Ephemeriden".
Kivell & Spence: pg. 155.
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