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Archer, Charles (1813 - 1862)

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Explorer and Pastoralist
Born: 1813.  Died: 1862  Norway.
Charles Archer, who joined his brothers in the Morton district of Queensland, discovered and named the Fitzroy River in 1853 and explored the Peak Downs district in 1854, the first to do so since the Leichhardt expedition of 1847.

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Born Scotland or Finland(?) 1813. Died Norway, 1862. Arrived Australia 1841. Discovered and named the Fitzroy River with his brother William 1853, explored the Peak Downs district with his brother Colin 1854, took up land there (Gracemere) 1855, running sheep and cattle till early 1870s, then cattle only. Rockhampton now stands on part of the original Gracemere run.
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