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Paul Edmund de Strzelecki


Polish-born explorer in Australia. Travelled widely in North and South America, 1831–4. From 1839, explored Australia and produced a large geological map of the area he covered as well as writing a physical description of the country. After his return to England in 1843, became a British subject and did philanthropic work. Knighted, 1869. FRS 1853.




ODNB: Oxford dictionary of national biography: from the earliest times to the year 2000. (Revised edition.) Edited by H. C. G. Matthew and Brian Harrison. 60 vols. and index. Oxford: Oxford University Press. 2004.