Hunter

I.
/ˈhʌntə/ (say 'huntuh)

noun
1. Bill (William John Hunter), 1940–2011, Australian film and television actor; films include Newsfront (1978), Strictly Ballroom (1992) and Muriel's Wedding (1994).
2. Henry, 1832–92, Australian architect, born in England.
3. John, 1737–1821, Scottish-born naval officer, governor of NSW 1795–1800.
4. John Irvine, 1898–1924, Australian anatomist.
5. Ruby, 1955–2010, Australian jazz, rock and blues singer; wife of singer Archie Roach.
John Hunter was born at Leith, Scotland, and joined the navy in 1754. He served in many ships and locations before being appointed second captain in the First Fleet sailing to found the colony of NSW, commanding HMS Sirius. In 1788–89 he sailed Sirius to the Cape (South Africa) to obtain provisions for the NSW settlement in a voyage that pioneered circumnavigation of the world at Antarctic latitudes. Hunter was appointed governor in 1794 and ruled the colony from 1795 to 1800, but proved unable to control the NSW Corps or the illicit rum trade. He also drew criticism from London for allowing an excessive number of convicts to work for farmers to produce crops which the government had to buy. More positively, he encouraged George Bass, Matthew Flinders and John Shortland on their voyages of exploration to Bass Strait and Newcastle. Recalled, he left Sydney in 1800, but though promoted rear- and vice-admiral, he saw no further active service.
II.
/ˈhʌntə/ (say 'huntuh)

noun
1. a coastal river system in central eastern NSW, rising in the Mount Royal Range and flowing south-west then south-east to the estuary at Newcastle; estuary wetlands form a Ramsar site.
2. theHunter Region.
{named after Governor John Hunter1}

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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