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Sir George Grey Pioneer of Empire in Southern Lands


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1812. April 14, Sir George Grey born at Lisbon.
1826. Sent to the Royal Military College.
1829. Received certificate, appointed Ensign, sent on service to Ireland.
1833. Raised to the rank of Lieutenant.
1836. Won certificate and high commendation at the Senior Department of the Royal Military College, Sandhurst.
1837. Left Plymouth in H.M.S. Beagle on an exploring expedition to North-West Australia. Landed at Hanover Bay in December in the schooner Lynher.
1838. Speared by the blacks near Hanover Bay; arrived in Perth at the close of the first expedition.
1839. Second expedition to Shark Bay; perilous journey on foot from Gantheaume Bay to Perth; raised to the rank of Captain in June; appointed Resident of King George's Sound in August; married the daughter of Captain Richard Spencer; published vocabulary of the languages of the natives of South-West Australia.
1840. Returned to England.
1841. Assumed control of the Government of South Australia. Publication of his work in two volumes on Travels in North-West Australia.
1843. South Australia relieved from financial embarrassment.
1845. Appointed Lieutenant-Governor of New Zealand; arrived at Auckland in November.
1846. Suppression of the Native rebellion in the North under Heke and Kawiti; suspension of the New Zealand Constitution.
1848. Suppression of the Native rising in the South under-Rangihaeta.
1851. Transmission to the Imperial authorities of a draft of a new Constitution for New Zealand.
1853. Departure for England at the close of his first administration of New Zealand; publication of Ko Nga Mohaka, Ne Nga Hakariora, O Nga Maori.
1854. Appointed Governor of Cape Colony, and High Commissioner of South Africa.page xxii
1855. Publication of Polynesian Mythology, and Ancient Traditional History of the New Zealand Race. Settlement of the boundary between the Transvaal and Natal.
1856. Failure of the threatened insurrection in Kaffraria under Kreli and Umhlakaza,
1857. Publication of A Collection of Maori Sayings and Proverbs.
1858. Dispatch of troops and supplies to India; settlement of the boundary line between the Orange Free State and Basutoland.
1859. Recalled by Sir Bulwer Lytton from South Africa for neglect and defiance of instructions. Return to England, and reinstatement by the Duke of Newcastle under certain conditions.
1861. Departure from Cape Colony and assumption of the Government of New Zealand for the second time.
1863. Renewal of the Maori war.
1865. Capture of Wereroa Pah under the Governor's personal direction.
1868. Close of his Second Administration of New Zealand, and end of his career as an Imperial officer.
1870. Withdrawal of his candidature for the British Parliament at Newark.
1874. Elected Superintendent of the Province of Auckland.
1874. Elected to the House of Representatives in New Zealand.
1876. Triumphal progress through New Zealand proclaiming "The New Policy."
1877. Made Premier of New Zealand; foundation of the Progressive or Radical Policy.
1879. Vacation of the office of Prime Minister.
1890. Withdrawal from political life.
1894. Made Privy Councillor; return to England.
1898. Died in London in September, and buried in St. Paul's.