John King

Died aged c. 34

John King (15 December 1838 – 15 January 1872) was an Irish born British soldier who achieved fame as an Australian explorer. He was the sole survivor of the four men from the ill-fated Burke and Wills expedition who reached the Gulf of Carpentaria. The expedition was the first to cross Australia from south to north, finding a route across the continent from Melbourne in Victoria to the Gulf of Carpentaria in Queensland.

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John King 1838-1872 Soldier and Australian explorer born in this village

Library, the Square, Moy, United Kingdom where they was born near (1838)