Augustus Charles Gregory

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Birthday
1, 1819
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 25, 1905 (85)
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Birthday
1, 1819
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 25, 1905 (85)

About

Remembered for leading several mid-nineteenth-century expeditions along Australia's waterways, this British-born explorer earned the prestigious Royal Geographical Society gold medal in 1858 and the Clarke Medal in 1896.

Before Fame

When he was ten years old, he emigrated with his family from Nottingham, England, to Western Australia's Swan River Colony.

Trivia

He served on the Queensland, Australia Legislative Council.

Family Life

He and two of his brothers -- H.C. Gregory and F. T. Gregory -- participated in several joint expeditions.

Associated With

His 1857-1858 Australian expedition was undertaken with the aim of recovering the missing explorer Ludwig Leichhardt; sadly, Leichhardt was never found.