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Blaxland, John (1769-1845)
Early settler who was persuaded by Banks to migrate with his younger brother, explorer Gregory Blaxland, to New South Wales. He became a landowner, founding the Newington estate at Homebush, and was a participant in the rebellion against Bligh. He was a member of the Legislative Council until he resigned due to ill health in 1844.