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Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia, during the Years 1828, 1829, 1830, and 1831

Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia, during the Years 1828, 1829, 1830, and 1831
With Observations on the Soil, Climate, and General Resources of the Colony of New South Wales
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  • Date Published: November 2011
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  • format: Multiple copy pack
  • isbn: 9781108038874

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  • Charles Sturt (1795–1869) was a British soldier, sent to New South Wales in charge of convicts in 1826. Volume 1 of this 1833 publication describes how in 1827 Governor Darling appointed Sturt to lead an expedition into the interior, in search of pastoral land for settlement and a navigable river system. He discovered and named the Darling River before being forced to turn back due to lack of fresh water. Volume 2 is an account of Sturt's second journey, to the Murrumbidgee River and the Murray. The ship that was to meet the party on the south coast had left, and the explorers were forced to row 900 miles back up river on low rations, an experience which permanently damaged Sturt's health. Despite these hardships, Sturt made careful records of the topography and flora of the region, as well as his encounters with the local Aboriginal tribes.

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    • Date Published: November 2011
    • format: Multiple copy pack
    • isbn: 9781108038874
    • dimensions: 216 x 140 x 38 mm
    • weight: 0.84kg
    • contains: 9 b/w illus. 4 colour illus. 2 maps
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Volume 1: Dedication
    Preliminary chapter
    Expedition down the Macquarie River, and into the Western Interior in 1828 and 1829:
    1. State of the Colony in 1828–9
    2. Prosecution of our course into the interior
    3. Intercourse with the natives
    4. Perplexity
    5. General remarks
    6. Concluding remarks
    Appendix. Volume 2: Expedition down the Morumbidgee and Murray Rivers, in 1829, 1830, and 1831:
    1. Introductory
    2. Commencement of the expedition in November, 1829
    3. Character of the Morumbidgee where it issues from the hilly country
    4. Embarkation of the party in the boats, and voyage down the Morumbidgee
    5. Character of the country
    6. Improvement in the aspect of the country
    7. Valley of the Murray
    8. Environs of the lake Alexandrina
    Appendix.

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    Charles Sturt

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