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The Central Australian Expedition 1844-1846

Door Richard C. Davis

The Central Australian Expedition 1844-1846
CategorieOntdekkingsreizen & Expedities
Boeknummer#239291
TitelThe Central Australian Expedition 1844-1846. The Journals of Charles Sturt
AuteurDavis, Richard C. (edited by)
BoektypeGebonden hardcover met stofomslag
UitgeverijLondon, The Hakluyt Society
Jaar van uitgave2002
ISBN100904180808
ISBN139780904180800
TaalEngels
BeschrijvingHakluyt Society. Series III - Volume 10. Cloth with dust jacket.
SamenvattingIn August 1844 a heavily-laden party led by Captain Charles Sturt set out from Adelaide to head into the unexplored vastness of central Australia. Amongst their equipment was a boat: as well as carrying out his mission of scientific investigation and mapping the topography, Sturt was convinced he would find the inland sea that was reputed to lie in the middle of the continent and so make his reputation. This is the first full publication of Sturt's original journals of the trip. They record the hardships of the journeying through the parched landscape, but also show how his efforts helped reveal the nature of much of the mysterious interior of Australia, and how, in a manner uncharacteristic of his times, he established respectful and co-operative relations with the Aborigines he encountered along the way.
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