George Gipps
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Born in Deal, Kent
Born in 1791
Died on 28th of February 1847

Born 1791. Died 1847 - Colonial administrator.

Served in the Royal Engineers and took part in the Peninsular War. Was Governor of New South Wales from 1838 to 1846 and the first Governor of New Zealand. Gippsland in Victoria is named after him.

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