Article relating to Captain Edward Coode Hore (1848-1912)

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Copy of article entitled, 'Captain Edward Coode Hore (1848-1912): Missionary, Explorer, Navigator and Cartographer', Part 1 & 2, by G. Rex Meyer. Published in Church Heritage, Historical Journal of the Uniting Church in Australia (NSW/ACT), Vol.18, No.1, Mar 2013 and Vol. 18, No. 2, Sep 2013.

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Edward Coode Hore was born on 23 July 1848. He was appointed to the Lake Tanganyika Mission with the London Missionary Society. Arrived at Zanzibar August 1877. Arrived at Kirasa and remained there until May 1878, and set out for the Lake, arriving there August 1878. In 1880, he explored the southern part of the Lake in the 'Calabash', leaving Ujiji 17 March and returning 20 May. Left Ujiji November 1880 and arrived in England, February 1881. Married Annie Boyle Gribbon, 29 March 1881. While in England, he passed the examinations for the rank of Master Mariner. Returned to Central Africa, arriving at Ujiji February 1883, conveying the sections of the lifeboat, the 'Morning Star', which was launched 21 May 1883. In July, he proceeded in the Morning Star to the south end of Lake Tanganyika, to await the arrival of sections of the steam vessel, the 'Good News', and made arrangements for the reconstruction of the vessel. Captain Hore settled at Kavala Island. In 1888, being in ill-health, he left Kavala Island and arrived in England in October 1888. In 1890, he was appointed on Deputation to visit the Australian Colonies, and sailed for Melbourne on 25 April. He resigned his connection with the Society in December 1890. In December 1892 he was appointed by the Board on a special Deputation for 12 months. On November 28 1893, he was appointed first officer in the John Williams steamer, and in September 1894 took control of the vessel. In February 1900 he resigned the command of the John Williams and settled in Tasmania. He died at Hobart in April 1912.

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Archival material relating to Captain Edward Coode Hore, including his correspondence, journals and reports, can be found in the London Missionary Society collection, reference: CWM/LMS.

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