G. E. Richards

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G. E. Richards
Allegiance  United Kingdom
Service/branch  Royal Navy
Commands held HMS Renard
HMQS Paluma
HMS Rambler

G. E. Richards, was a commander of the survey ship HMQS Paluma which in the late 19th century surveyed the Great Barrier Reef in Queensland, Australia. Richards served aboard the schooner Renard in 1878,[1] and HMQS Paluma in 1887.[2] He was commanding officer of HMS Rambler surveying the Strait of Belle Isle in 1897.[3]

The 1887 voyage named the following places:


  1. ^ Atoll Research, retrieved 3 February 2007
  2. ^ Place names of the Whitsundays, retrieved 3 February 2007
  3. ^ Friends of Hydrography, retrieved 3 February 2007
  4. ^ "The Discovery of Australia: Naming Australia's Coastline". Retrieved 7 February 2011.