The Lieutenant

by

Kate Grenville

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Surgeon Weymark Character Analysis

Weymark is a large, jovial man who acts as the surgeon for the First Fleet. He spends much of his time caring for Governor Gilbert, who is always ill and in pain. Weymark is part of the first group to meet Aborigines in New South Wales, and uses one of the native's shields as target practice to demonstrate for the Aborigines what guns are capable of doing.
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Surgeon Weymark Character Timeline in The Lieutenant

The timeline below shows where the character Surgeon Weymark appears in The Lieutenant. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 2, Chapter 1
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...though Rooke wonders if it's because he's always in pain. At dinner one night, Surgeon Weymark shares that Gilbert experiences constant pain in his kidneys or gallbladder, and none of his... (full context)
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...the shore, Rooke jumps at the opportunity to join the commodore, Captain Barton, and Surgeon Weymark. (full context)
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...trinkets and pulls out a string of beads. He calls excitedly to the natives, and Weymark pulls out a mirror. They call to the natives to approach, and tell Rooke to... (full context)
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After a minute, Weymark approaches one of the older men. He takes the man's shield and sticks it into... (full context)
Part 2, Chapter 4
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...never grow to a decent size. Occasionally the governor's shooter brings back meat, and Surgeon Weymark paints the heads of those animals. Regardless, it's obvious to everyone that food is scarce,... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 6
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...realizes it doesn't seem that way in practice. The prisoner endures 74 lashes before Surgeon Weymark declares that the man has endured all he can. At some point in the future,... (full context)
Part 3, Chapter 9
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...wonders where she'd seen someone shoot, and remembers the day he came ashore and Surgeon Weymark shot through the shield. Rooke thinks he didn't find it funny, and wonders why he... (full context)
Part 4, Chapter 4
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Rooke asks Silk if Surgeon Weymark asked him to bring back trophies to paint, or if he's planning on illustrating his... (full context)