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Gunn, George (c. 1747–?)

George Gunn (c.1747- ) was a marine in the 36th (Plymouth) Company when he arrived at Sydney aboard the Sirius in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. He had embarked on the Lady Penrhyn and transferred to the Sirius on 30 April 1787 at the request of Evan Nepean, as he was acting as servant to David Collins. Gunn was attached to Captain Watkin Tench's Company at Port Jackson.

Gunn joined the New South Wales Corps in July 1792 and was sent to Norfolk Island on the Daedalus in September 1794. He was described as being 5 feet 7 inches tall, with grey hair and eyes, and a round, fair complexioned face. Gunn returned to England on the Dromedary in 1810 and was discharged in September 1811.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 152

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'Gunn, George (c. 1747–?)', People Australia, National Centre of Biography, Australian National University, https://peopleaustralia.anu.edu.au/biography/gunn-george-31208/text38597, accessed 29 January 2023.

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