Edmund Lockyer

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Birthday
21, 1784
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 10, 1860 (76)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
21, 1784
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Jun 10, 1860 (76)

About

Remembered for his early nineteenth-century expeditions to Western Australia, this English explorer and military man served during the 1850s in the New South Wales Legislative Council.

Before Fame

In his early adulthood, he served in both the 19th and 57th regiments of the British military.

Trivia

Lockyer Valley and Lockyer Creek, both in Western Australia, were named in his honor.

Family Life

He left his native England in the 1820s and settled with his wife and ten children in Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Associated With

He and Ernest Giles were both British-born explorers of Australia.