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Frederick Strange

1807-1873

Frederick Strange (1826-1854) was born at Aylsham, Norfolk, England in 1826, and killed on 15 October 1854, at South Percy Island (south-east of Mackay, Queensland). Strange migrated to South Australia in 1836 and in 1840 he moved to Sydney and set up business as a collector of natural history specimens, travelling to New Zealand and New Caledonia. In 1852 he returned to England for a short while and on his return to Australia, went to Queensland.

Strange was a collector with Charles Sturt on the Murray. He also collected for the zoologist John Gould at the Flinders Range, Lake Albert and the River Coorong in South Australia, also in southern Queensland, and in northern New South Wales where he discovered Prince Albert's lyre-bird.