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Explorations in Australia: The Journals of John McDouall Stuart 1858-1862

Publisher: Hesperian Press

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Media: BOOK - hardcover, 558 pages
Author: J. Stuart & W. Hardman
Year: (1865) 1984
ISBN: 0859050629
Other: fold-out map, illus
Publisher: Hesperian Press

The Preface to this second editions starts off: 'The explorations of John McDouall Stuart may truly be said, without disparaging his brother explorers, to be amongst the most important in the history of Australian discovery'.

Stuart was the first to reach Australia's geographical centre and to traverse the continent. His expeditions were hampered by thirst, scurvy, starvation and hostile natives. He was a great leader, much admired by his men. His route led to the overland telegraph and the opening up of the centre.

This facsimile of the second edition of Stuart's Journals which were published in 1865 consist of his journals for the years 1858 through to 1862 wherein he 'fixed the centre of the continent, and successfully crossed it from sea to sea'.

Contents:
Preface
Journal of Mr Stuart's Expedition to the North-West: May to September 1858
Journal of Mr Stuart's Second Expedition (in the Vicinity of Lake Torrens): April to July 1859
Journal of Mr Stuart's Third Expedition (in the Vicinity of Lake Torrens): November 1859 to January 1860
Journal of Mr Stuart's Fourth Expedition (Fixing the Centre of the Continent): March to September 1860
Journal of Mr Stuart's Fifth Expedition: November 1860 to September 1861
Journal of Mr Stuart's Successful Expedition Across the Continent of Australia: December 1861 to December 1862
Appendix

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