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Dr George Bennett, MD. FRCS[1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14]

Male 1804 - 1893  (89 years)


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  • Name George Bennett 
    Title Dr 
    Suffix MD. FRCS 
    Born 31 Jan 1804  Plymouth Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Sep 1893  Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Camperdown, NSW Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • son of William Lang Bennett, organist, and Elizabeth Debell.

      As surgeon-naturalist aboard the "Sophia", Bennett visited Australia in 1829-32 and published "Wanderings in New South Wales...Journal of a Naturalist" (London 1834). He was the first person to find a specimen of a living Pearly Nautilus. He is also known for his work on the Platypus, possibly the first to capture one alive.
      He returned to Australia permanently in 1836 as a medical practioner and became associated with the Zoological Society and the Australian Museum (as curator).

      He had two further marriages.
    Person ID I36488  Cameron Genealogies
    Last Modified 20 Jan 2007 

    Family Julia Anne Luduvina da Silva Cameron,   b. 1818,   d. 13 Jun 1846, Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 28 years) 
    Married 28 Nov 1835  St James Church, Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. George Edward Owen Bennett,   b. 14 Sep 1836,   d. 27 Oct 1836  (Age 0 years)
     2. Caroline Esther Bennett,   b. 25 Dec 1838, Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1840  (Age 1 years)
    +3. Amelia Gould Bennett,   b. 9 Dec 1840, Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1870  (Age 29 years)
     4. Luduvina Eliza de Bell Bennett,   b. 16 Jul 1842, Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location
    +5. George Frederick Bennett,   b. 5 Mar 1844, Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1919  (Age 75 years)
    +6. William Edmund Bennett,   b. 7 Aug 1845, Sydney Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified 21 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F11341  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S665] FASSIE, Dr Robert S. Cameron.

    2. [S666] The Camerons, by John Stewart, p. 215-20.

    3. [S667] Bygone Lochaber, by Somerled MacMillan, p. 138-43.

    4. [S668] History of the Camerons, by Alexander Mackenzie.

    5. [S669] Peter Mansell.

    6. [S670] Dr Peter Reynolds.

    7. [S671] Miss Jean Bennett.

    8. [S672] Trish Willis.

    9. [S673] Ruth Falkener.

    10. [S674] Army records.

    11. [S675] Peter Pininski.

    12. [S676] Fassifern papers and further research by Robert S Cameron.

    13. [S677] Linda Bennion.

    14. [S678] Glimpses of the Past.


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