Frazer Island
Frazer Island sits in Becher Bay, on the southern end of Vancouver Island. It was named after Thomas Frazer, who served with Kellett in the first Anglo-Chinese War of 1840-41; Kellett named the island while on a surveying mission in 1846, while aboard HMS Herald.1
  • 1. Andrew Scott, The Encyclopedia of Raincoast Place Names (Madeira Park, BC: Harbour Publishing, 2009), 208.
Mentions of this place in the documents
People in this document

Kellett, Henry

Vessels in this document

HMS Termagant, 1822-1824 [renamed Herald, fate: 1862]

Places in this document

Becher Bay

Vancouver Island

The Colonial Despatches Team. Frazer Island. The Colonial Despatches of Vancouver Island and British Columbia 1846-1871, Edition 2.2, ed. The Colonial Despatches Team. Victoria, B.C.: University of Victoria. https://bcgenesis.uvic.ca/frazer_island.html.

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