[Captain John Hunter]
[London: Pub.d Sepr 9 1792 by J. Stockdale, Piccadilly.]
Stipple engraving, sheet 175 x 150mm (7 x 6"). Trimmed to image, losing all text.
John Hunter (1737-1821), naval officer and colonial governor. An officer of the Royal Navy who rose to the rank of Vice-Admiral, Hunter succeeded Arthur Philip as 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. Frontispiece to Hunter's 'Journal of Transactions of Port Jackson and Norfolk Island' (1792), showing him holding papers including a landscape with a ship navigating a river.
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