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John Palliser


Captain John Palliser (January 29, 1817 – August 18, 1887) son of Wray Palliser and descendent of  William Palliser, archbishop of Cashel, was an Irish-born geographer and explorer from County Waterford.


He initiated and led the Palliser Expedition, (1857-60) for the  Royal Geographical Society, travelling from the Red River Colony  through the Rocky Mountains along the unsurveyed American boundary.


He was awarded the Patron's or Victoria gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society in May 1859.

and 30 May 1877 he was awarded the companionship of St Michael and St George and elected a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society.