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Selected location near the Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, though have not pinpointed the exact dock that the Calista departed from.
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George Leake was born in 1786 in England, the son of Anne Heading and Luke Leake. In 1813 he married Anne Grouse [6]. She has also been recorded as 'Anna Grownes (Growse)'. [8] They had one daughter, Ann Elizabeth. His wife Anne died in 1815. [1] He went on to marry again later in life, marrying Georgiana Mary Kingsford on 7 October 1840. [8] On 5 March 1829, Leake left for the Swan River colony aboard the Calista. [2]
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[1] ADB, [2] [3] Jenny Chapman, Perseverando. The Leake family in the political, economic and social life of W.A. 1829-1902 [4] Jane Roberts, Two Years at Sea, London, Richard Bentley, 1834 [5] Ann Elizabeth Leake, Letter, 1830 Jan. 3 [manuscript], State Library of WA, ACC 1099A [6] SLWA 1955A/64 [7] SLWA 1955A/68 [8] The Bicentennial Dictionary of Western Australians, 'George LEAKE' [9] Heritage Council of Western Australia, Register of Heritage Places - Assessment Documentation: Henry Bull's Cottage, 6 February 1998, [10] [11] George Leake at Sea, Journal of Proceedings of the 1831 [12]` [13] Michael J. Bourke, 1987, On the Swan: a History of Swan District, Western Australia, UWAP for the Swan Shire Council