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English (1834-?)

Creber was born in Liverpool, England in 1834.

Liverpool

He was a sailor and sail-maker. He submitted an application to join the Expedition in February 1860.

At an Ordinary meeting of the Exploration Committee of the Royal Society of Victoria held on Monday, 9 July 1860, Burke submitted a list of persons to join the party, which included Creber.

At an Ordinary meeting of the Exploration Committee held on Friday, 13 July 1860, Burke asked to employ Creber, Langan and Patten immediately to collect the stores.

Creber was appointed to the VEE in July 1860 on a salary of £120 pa.

Original item held at the State Library of Victoria, SLV MS13071,
Boxes 2076/1-2076/5 and Boxes 2077/1-2077/4.
Royal Society of Victoria, Exploration Committee Records:
Applications to join the VEE received by the EC.

 

St Kilda.

22 Feby 1860.

Gentlemen,

Having heard that an expedition was in course of formation having for its object the exploration of the interior of this colony, and feeling a strong desire to become one of the adventurers, I was induced to call upon John Hood....

On the 18 August 1860, Brahe signed the Memorandum of Agreement at the Royal Society of Victoria.

He was discharged on the 19th August 1860, the day before the expedition left Melbourne.

On Sunday the 19th August 1860 at Royal Park there was a conflict between Landells and Creber, after Landells accused Creber of drunkenness. Creber was suspended that evening. Burke dismissed Fletcher (who had supported Creber) for incompetence. That evening, Burke sought confirmation of Creber's drunkenness from Nash, the Government storekeeper. Nash confirmed Landells story and Burke dismissed Creber.

Where Creber went on the expedition

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