Two Expeditions Into The Interior of Southern Australia by Charles Sturt

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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

by Capt. Charles Sturt, 39th Regt.

Corkwood Press, 1999, 298 pages, ISBN 9781876247096, b&w photographs and colour illustrations, paperback with dust jacket

Like New Condition Paperback with Dust Jacket Wraps (see photographs)

'Charles Sturt has long been acclaimed as the father of Australian Exploration.  Until he blazed the trail with these two expeditions, the centre of New South Wales was a major mystery.  On his first expedition in 1828 Sturt pushed 200 miles beyond the Macquarie Marshes into desert country, reached and named the Darling River and visited Castlereagh before returning.

The second expedition traced the Murrumbidgee to the Murray River - which he also named - and continued all the way to Lake Alexandrina.

Sturt's description of his Whale-boat Journey down the Murray is one of the most fascinating accounts in Australian exploration literature.'

 


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