Ernest Powell Giles (1835–97) is best remembered as one of the first explorers of South Australia. Powell emigrated to Australia with his parents in 1850, settling in Adelaide. From 1861 he was leading small-scale expeditions along the Darling River, searching for land suitable for cultivation. Following the completion of the Overland Telegraph Line between Adelaide and Darwin in 1872, Powell embarked on five expeditions attempting to discover an overland route between Adelaide and Perth. These volumes, first published in 1889, provide a detailed and dramatic account of his discoveries. Based on Powell's personal journals, these volumes describe in vivid detail the hardships and dangers of exploration in Australia in the nineteenth century, while providing an evocative description of the South Australian landscape before colonisation. Volume 1 contains Powell's account of his first two unsuccessful expeditions of 1872 and 1873, including his discovery of the Gibson Desert and Lake Amadeus.
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- Date Published: November 2011
- format: Paperback
- isbn: 9781108039000
- length: 416 pages
- dimensions: 216 x 140 x 24 mm
- weight: 0.53kg
- contains: 22 b/w illus. 3 maps
- availability: Available
Table of Contents
1. From 4th to 30th August, 1872. The party
2. From 30th August to 6th September, 1872. Milk thistle
3. From 6th to 17th September, 1872. Progress stopped
4. From 17th September to 1st October, 1872. Search for the missing horses
5. From 1st to 15th October, 1872. A bluff hill
6. From 15th October, 1872, to 31st January, 1873. Move the camp to new creek
1. From 4th to 22nd August, 1873. Leave for the west
2. From 22nd August to 10th September, 1873. A poor water supply
3. From 10th to 30th September, 1873. Leave for Mount Olga
4. From 30th September to 9th November, 1873. Native encampment
5. From 9th November to 23rd December, 1873. Alone
6. From 23rd December, 1873, to 16th January, 1874. Primitive laundry
7. From 16th January to 19th February, 1874. The kangaroo tanks
8. From 20th February to 12th March, 1874. Journey south-west.
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