A British naval surgeon and explorer.
1771 – George Bass was born at Aswarby.
1789 – He trained in medicine at the hospital at Boston, Lincolnshire.
1794 – He joined the Royal Navy as a surgeon.
1795 – He arrived in Sydney in New South Wales on the Reliance, in which Matthew Flinders had also sailed, in February.
1796 – Accompanied by William Martin, they discovered and explored Port Hacking.
1797 – Bass sailed to Cape Howe, the farthest point of south-eastern Australia.
1803 – Recommended to Governor John Hunter that the passage between Van Diemen’s Land and the mainland be called Bass Strait.