George Gravatt

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Lieutenant George Gravatt (1815–1843)[1] was an officer in the British Army. In May 1839, he succeeded Sir Sydney Cotton[2][3] as commander of the Moreton Bay settlement in what is now Brisbane, Australia.[4] He held the position for three months.

Gravatt was born in Woolwich in London in 1815.[5]

A local hill was named Mount Gravatt, and later this name was transferred to the local suburb.

Gravatt was transferred with his regiment, the 28th Foot Regiment, to Karachi India,[6] where he died in 1843.[5]


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  2. ^ "Pioneers Dinner. Back to Mt Gravatt Wednesday 26 July 1933". The Brisbane Courier. p. 12. Retrieved 30 December 2011. 
  3. ^ Cranfield, Louis (24 October 1963). "Early Commandants Of Moreton Bay" (PDF). UQ Library. Retrieved 7 August 2016. 
  4. ^ Appleton, Richard and Barbara (1992). The Cambridge Dictionary of Australian Places. Melbourne: Cambridge University Press. ISBN 0-521-39506-2. 
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  6. ^ Some Information about Morton Bay Penal Settlement