John Gore - The Quiet Mariner

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Ian Myers
Re: son of William Gore, one time Provost Marshall, colony of N.S.W., his son was William Bligh Gore, b:30-Apr-1804 ; d:17-Sep-1863 at "Artarmon," Gore hill, North Shore, Sydney, N.S.W., Australia. He and surviving family members of William Gore, were for many years fighting in the Courts to have some decisions overturned. Also, that it is also well known through public newspaper reports that William Gore and one other of his family were disgracefully left un-buried on the Artarmon estate, not discovered until some years after the actual event. Mr William Gore was loathed by some of the establishment in society then being his contemporaries, and that he was paid passage back to England where he gave evidence on the Court Marshall Hearing of then Major George Johnston. And that the said Maj. Johnston was paid off out of the military, as the KING sent letters patent setting forth HIS displeasure of Maj. Johnston to put himself between the then Governor Bligh being the KING's MAN, and to have unlawfully detained Wm Gore and some other parties were also included in being dismissed by the KING for then perpetrating unauthorised acts in jailing Wm Gore shortly after the military Coup de'état in order that they re-install the unlawful cartel of controlling the RUM trade.
Michael Smith
I am a retired naval officer and merchant marine captain and I am undertaking a project on Captain Cook's first few days in New Zealand for a history group of U3A. As part of the project i have been looking at the biographies of Captain Cook, his officers and the scientific party. The first Māori killed was shot by the coxswain of the pinnace as Te Maro was attempting to throw a spear at him. sources: Journals of Cook, Banks and Parkinson. Notes. I had to keep a journal as a midshipman and I beleve it is still a requirement. Cook is now being portrayed as a murderous colonizer and Māori and woke Academics are moving to write him out of historuy.
Cliff Thornton
Well said Michael. It will be interesting to see, if history is rewritten, and whether the incident where four of Tasman's crew in a boat were attacked and killed by Maori in December 1642. Cook and his men would have been aware of that attack, and in my opinion were right to defend themselves when they came ashore. Tasman called the location where his men were killed - Murderer's Bay, I note that it has now been renamed as "Golden Bay" so they do not have much further to go to erase the event completely.
Cliff Thornton
The above article briefly mentions that John Gore had a son, but fails to give any details of his illustrious career in the Royal Navy. John Gore Junior entered the Navy as a midshipman in 1789. His service includes the following vessels - He served under Edward Riou on his fateful voyage on "Guardian" and stayed with Riou's skeleton crew to get the stricken vessel back to Cape Town. In 1791, he was Master's Mate under Portlock on "Assistant", which was the companion vessel to "Providence", on Bligh's second breadfruit voyage. John Gore Jnr. subsequently rose through the ranks, becoming a Rear Admiral in 1853.
Jo Louise Westwood
Hi Do you know the sons name of John Gore. Is he any relation to William Gore Provost Marshall NSW 1806 +? Thankyou Jo
Cliff Thornton
Hello Jo, as far as I know John Gore (1730-1790) had only one son, named after his father - John Gore. His son had a successful naval career and retired to live in Australia in 1834. William Gore is said to have had Irish roots, whereas John Gore's family lived in America. So I cannot see any immediate link between the two Gore families.