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Arnold, Joseph (1782 - 1818)

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Naturalist and Naval surgeon
Born: 28 December 1782  Beccles, Suffolk, England.  Died: 26 July 1818  Padang, Sumatra.
Joseph Arnold was a naval surgeon for most of his career. Towards the end of his life he worked for Sir Stamford Raffles in Sumatra as a naturalist. His collection of fossils and shells was deposited in the museum of the Linnean Society, of which he was a fellow.

Career Highlights
From 1815 onwards Joseph Arnold tried unsuccessfully to practise in Sydney. He then sailed for England in the "Indefatigable", which burnt to the water's edge in Batavia.

1799Apprenticed to a surgeon and apothecary
1807Diploma in Surgery completed in Edinburgh, Scotland
1808 - 1815Assistant Surgeon with the Royal Navy in England
1809Surgeon on the H.M.S. Hindostan voyage to Sydney
1815Surgeon-Superintendent on the Northampton voyage to Sydney
1818Naturalist for Sir Stanford Raffles in Sumatra


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Modified: 25 July 2006

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