Bass, George

Born: 1771 AD
Died: 1803 AD, at 32 years of age.

Nationality: English
Categories: Explorer, Surgeon

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.





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