John Belisario

1820 - 1900


Biography

Dental surgeon who pioneered the use of anaesthetics in Australia. Son of John Belisario, a shipping merchant, and his wife Catherine Da Costa. Spent about a year on his uncle's plantation in the West Indies c. 1836. It's not clear which of the Da Costa or Belisario family members this relates to, but both families were active slave-owners in Jamaica in the 1830s.

Sources

John C. Belisario, 'Belisario, John (1820–1900)', Australian Dictionary of Biography online, http://adb.anu.edu.au/biography/belisario-john-2967 [accessed 20/11/2012].


Further Information

Absentee?
'Foreign'
Spouse
(1) Mary Longfield (2) Isabella Helen Dobroyd
Children
With (1) at least 2 children. With (2) at least 3 children
Occupation
Dentist

Legacies Summary

Cultural (3)

Member
Australian Museum...... 
Member
Linnean Society of London...... 
Member
Royal Society...... 

Imperial (1)

Other
Australia: New South Wales 
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Pioneered the use of anaesthetics in Australia. Member of numerous cultural organisations in Britain, America and Australia (see cultural...

Addresses (1)

Australia