Thomas Mitchell

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Birthday
15, 1792
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Oct 5, 1855 (63)
Birth Sign
Gemini
Birthday
15, 1792
Birthplace
Scotland
Death Date
Oct 5, 1855 (63)

About

Surveyor of Southeast Australia who mapped out a large portion of the continent despite the use of rudimentary equipment.

Before Fame

After his father's death, he joined the army and served in the Napoleonic Wars.

Trivia

A lot of his measurements were improvised: for example, distances were measured by using trees as trigonometric points.

Family Life

He grew up in a poor family, but still managed to get a solid education.

Associated With

Charles Gwynn was another early explorer of Australia.