Attention Internet Explorer User

Your web browser has been identified as Internet Explorer .

In the coming months this site is going to be updated to improve security, accessibility and mobile experience. Older versions of Internet Explorer do not provide the functionality required for these changes and as such your browser will no longer be supported as of September 2020. If you require continued access to this site then you will need to install a different browser such as Mozilla Firefox, Microsoft Edge or Google Chrome.

People Australia

  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites
  • searches all National Centre of Biography websites

Browse Lists:

Altree, John Turnpenny (1736–1798)

John Turnpenny Altree was replaced as ship's surgeon on the Lady Penrhyn after becoming ill at Tenerife in the Canary Islands in June 1787 and continued the voyage to Sydney as assistant surgeon to Arthur Bowes Smyth. On 14 February 1788 he was sent to Norfolk Island aboard the Supply as assistant surgeon with the first group of people to settle the island. He returned to England aboard the Waaksamheyd from Port Jackson in 1791.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 8

Related Entries in NCB Sites

Citation details

'Altree, John Turnpenny (1736–1798)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, http://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/altree-john-turnpenny-29845/text36944, accessed 4 August 2020.

© Copyright People Australia, 2012