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Odgers, Edward (?–1789)

Edward Odgers ( - 1789) was a marine in the 59th (Portsmouth) Company when he arrived at Sydney aboard the Charlotte in January 1788 as part of the First Fleet. He served in Captain Watkin Tench's Company at Port Jackson.

Odgers was lost in the bush with private Michael Tolan, near Rose Hill, on 30 April 1789. John Easty said in his diary that they were out shooting, David Collins said they were looking for the sweet tea plant. A dog known to have been with them returned to the settlement, alone and starving, nine days later.

* information from Mollie Gillen, The Founders of Australia: A Biographical Dictionary of the First Fleet (1989), p 267

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