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Robert Wylie R.N.


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Robert Wylie R.N.

Convict Ship Surgeon-Superintendent

Date of Seniority Royal Navy 4 June 1825

Robert Wylie was appointed to the position of Assistant-Surgeon, Royal Navy on 8 November 1809. He served on HMS Niemen in 1809 and HMS Mutine in 1817(Naval Chronicle).

He was appointed Surgeon on 4 June 1825.

Surgeon Superintendent

Robert Wylie was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on five convict ship voyages to Australia:

Henry Wellesley to NSW in 1836

Emma Eugenia to NSW in 1838

Barossa to NSW in 1839

Lady Raffles to VDL in 1841

Arabian to VDL in 1847

Naval Service

He was appointed to H.M.S. Isis at the Cape of Good Hope in November 1843 - The Navy List (1844)



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