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Raper, George, 1769-1797.

View Resource The George Raper Collection

This new online exhibit highlights the National Library of Australia's latest acquisition, the personal papers of George Raper, who sailed in 1787 at age seventeen from England to Australia as Able Seaman (later Midshipman) on the HMS Sirius, the flagship of the First Fleet. In addition to participating in one of the earliest European settlements of Australia, Raper circumnavigated the globe,...