George Bass

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Birthday
30, 1771
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 5, 1803 (32)
Birth Sign
Aquarius
Birthday
30, 1771
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Feb 5, 1803 (32)

About

One of the first people to explore the interior of Australia.

Before Fame

He joined the Royal Navy as a surgeon.

Trivia

He brought a small vessel along on his voyage with the Royal Navy that was about 8 by 5 feet in size. He called it Tom Thumb and used it to sail on Australia's rivers.

Family Life

He married Elizabeth Waterhouse, the sister of his former shipmate, and wrote to her during his expeditions.

Associated With

He traveled with Matthew Flinders on the 1795 HMS Reliance voyage.