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Patrick McTernan

Convict Ship Surgeon Superintendent


Patrick McTernan was appointed Assistant Surgeon on 8 October 1811

He was appointed Surgeon to the Eden in 1822 [1].


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