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Anderson, Samuel (1803 - 1863)

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Agriculturalist and Explorer
Born: 25 September 1803  Kircudbright, Scotland.  Died: 1863  San Remo, Australia.
Samuel Anderson worked as a journalist in London before migrating to Australia in 1834. The following year he sailed to the eastern shores of Western Port Bay and grew wheat on land between Griffith's Point (San Remo) and Old Settlement Point (Corinella) which held under a pastoral licence. He later bought the freehold of part of his squattage (1854) and when his brothers joined him, they pioneered agricultural methods with wheat as one of their major crops. Anderson also established a flour-mill, salt-works and orchard and later set about exploring the surrounding area. He discovered Anderson's Inlet and found coal at Cape Patterson in1837.

Career Highlights

1834Arrived in Van Diemen's Land
1835Sailed to the eastern shores of Western Port Bay
1837Discovered coal at Cape Patterson


Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: McCarthy, G.J.
Created: 20 October 1993
Modified: 23 May 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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