George Meredith (Tasmanian settler)

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George Meredith (13 February 1777 – 1856) was the head of the Meredith family who, with the Amos family, were the first settlers on the east coast of Tasmania.[1] Meredith arrived in Hobart in 1821 and farmed near Swansea. Meredith's daughter Clara married Richard Dry, Tasmanian Premier and the first Australian to receive a knighthood. Meredith's son was the politician, Charles Meredith and Charles' wife was the artist and author, Louisa Anne Meredith. Meredith's grandson, Duncan Boyes won the Victoria Cross at Shimonoseki, Japan in 1865. A memorial to George Meredith can be found in All Saints churchyard, Swansea.

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  1. ^ Hodgson, David (1967). "Meredith, George (1777 - 1856)". Australian Dictionary of Biography. Canberra: Australian National University. Retrieved 11 January 2009.