George "Fireball" Bates

See George Bates KI Pioneers

See Australian Dictionary of Biography

1824 George ‘Fireball’ Bates Accompanied by John Randall, left the Nereus in May when it was loading salt. He was born 1800 at Old Street, St Lukes London and lived on KI in a stone cottage, of which there is a painting by A. Scott Broad in the SA Library.

Lived with Tasmanian Aboriginal wife Woor.rart.te.yet; and Dinah.


Cawthorne p. ii; Hallett Shueard “Forgotten Men” 2013;

Philip A Clarke, “The Aboriginal presence on KI 1998”.