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Spring, Herman Diedrich, b. 1733
A studious man with a talent for detail, he became through default one of the artists aboard Captain Cook's Endeavour. He died young, at sea. ...
Alt, Augustus Theodore, b. 1734
A surveyor and sketcher, whose view of Early Sydney in 1796 is in the collection of the National Library of Australia in Canberra.
Furneaux, Tobias, b. 1735
Made a sketch of the vessel 'Adventure', on which he sailed with Captain James Cook to Van Diemen's Land in 1773.
Brewer, Henry, b. 1743
A sketcher and architect who arrived with the First Fleet. Nothing is known that is undoubtedly from Brewer's hand.
Hodges, William, b. 1744
Painter and sketcher, Hodges was born, educated and worked in London. From 1772-1775 he travelled the Pacific and to Norfolk Island as the official landscape ...
Banks, Joseph, b. 1748
Drawings completed on Lieutenant James Cook's voyage to the antipodes from 1768 to 1771 were originally attributed to Joseph Banks but recent scholarship now asserts ...
Smyth, Arthur Bowes, b. 1750
Naval surgeon with the First Fleet. Acute observation of birds and plants during his travels led to a collection of journal entries and sketches, including ...
Smith, Isaac, b. 1752
Relative of James Cook, he also served the navigator aboard the Endeavour in the voyage to Australia, and according to Cook particularly instrumental in making ...
Webber, John, b. 1752
Artist-draughtsman on Cook's third voyage. Webber was among the most travelled artists of his age. He was instrumental in the dissolution of the traditional concept ...
Labillardière, Jacques-Julien Houtou De, b. 1755
A naturalist and collector, he came to Australia aboard La Recherche on a voyage to the Pacific with L'Espérance in 1791.
Paterson, William, b. 1755
William Paterson was a sketcher, natural historian, collector, soldier and lieutenant-governor. He was interested in zoology and is said to have been the first person ...
Watts, John, b. 1755
Naval officer, sailed with the First Fleet to New South Wales in the convict transport 'Lady Penrhyn'. Extracts from Watts's journal of the First Fleet ...
Ball, Henry Lidgbird, b. 1756
A naval officer, Ball commanded a ship in the First Fleet. He discovered and named Lord Howe Island and made an ink and watercolour work ...
Ellis, William Webb, b. 1756
A watercolourist and draughtsman. Webb worked as surgeon's mate on Cook's third voyage. He drew coastal profiles, bird studies and landscapes.
Littlejohn, Robert, b. 1756
Painter, drawing teacher, naturalist and settler, was born and educated in Scotland. He came to Van Diemen's Land in 1803. His greatest passion was for ...
White, John, b. 1756
Natural history collector, author and naval surgeon, he was chief surgeon on the First Fleet. He avidly collected specimens and drawings, but there is little ...
Roberts, Henry, b. 1757
Henry Roberts, British naval officer and topographical artist, was described by Lieutenant John Gore as "most certainly a very Deserving young Man".
Bradley, William, b. 1758
First Fleet naval officer and draughtsman, noted both for his excellent journal and for executing the first known view of Sydney.
King, Philip Gidley, b. 1758
King sailed with the First Fleet to Botany Bay in 1788. He established the settlement in Norfolk Island and later became governor of New South ...
Bauer, Ferdinand Lucas, b. 1760
Ferdinand Lucas Bauer never emigrated to Australia, but as part of the 1801 Flinders's expedition team, he captured some of the most detailed and beautiful ...