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He was on the Beagle when it surveyed the WA coast. Roe gave him two placenames: Stokes Inlet and Lort River. While here, he visited George Moore, as Moore mentions in his Diary. He was later promoted Admiral.
Moore, George Fletcher 1884, Diary of Ten Years Eventful Life of an Early Settler in Western Australia, Walbrook, London: 404, re 7 February 1840. "Poor Mr. Stokes has not recovered completely since he was wounded by a native on the North Coast."
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