TITLE

Thomas Gilbert

AUTHOR(S)
Auerbach, Michael P.
PUB. DATE
January 2009
SOURCE
Thomas Gilbert;2009, p1
SOURCE TYPE
Biography
DOC. TYPE
Biography
ABSTRACT
A biography of British naval captain Thomas Gilbert is presented. Little is known about Gilbert's early life. He served as a navigator for the East India Company and commanded the prison ship HMS Charlotte, which transported convicts to Australia to establish a British penal colony. While returning home, he and sea captain John Marshall discovered the island of Vanuatu and made contact with natives in the Kiribati island chain.
ACCESSION #
36304962

 

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