He was a naval surgeon, and was sentenced to death in 1797 for supporting the naval mutiny at the Nore. His sentence was commuted to imprisonment and transportation to NSW. He received a free pardon in 1803 while working as assistant surgeon on Norfolk Island. In 1808 he was put in charge of the hospital at Dawes Point and in 1816 was put in charge of Lachlan Macquarie’s new hospital.
(Source: “The Fatal Shore” by Robert Hughes)
Dec 22 03, 5:35 AM
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