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Patrick McTernan R. N.,

Convict Ship Surgeon-Superintendent

Earlier Naval Service

Patrick McTernan was appointed Assistant Surgeon on 8 October 1811. He was appointed Surgeon to the Eden in 1822 [1].

Convict Ships

He was employed as Surgeon Superintendent on four convict ship voyages to Australia:

Mariner in 1827 to New South Wales;

Manlius to Van Diemen's Land in 1828;

Katherine Stewart Forbes in 1830;

Dunvegan Castle in 1832 to New South Wales.

737 prisoners arrived in Australia under his care and only four men were lost overall.


[1] The Morning Chronicle 3 October 1822