Australia Twice Traversed: Volume 2

Australia Twice Traversed: Volume 2 : The Romance of Exploration

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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 2 deals with Powell's expeditions in 1874 and 1875, including his discovery of the Great Victoria Desert and his return more

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  • Electronic book text
  • Cambridge University Press (Virtual Publishing)
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 23 b/w illus. 3 maps
  • 1139107488
  • 9781139107488

Table of contents

Book II continued: 9. From 12th March to 19th April, 1874. The Rebecca; 10. From 20th April to 21st May, 1874. Gibson and I depart for the west; 11. From 21st May to 20th July, 1874. Depart for civilisation; Book III: 1. From 13th March to 1st April, 1875. Leave Fowler's Bay; 2. From 2nd April to 6th May, 1875. Leave Wynbring; Book IV: 1. From 6th May to 27th July, 1875. Fourth expedition; 2. From 27th July to 6th October, 1875. Ooldabinna depot; 3. From 6th to 18th October, 1875. Depart for Mount Churchman; 4. From 18th October to 18th November, 1875. Depart from Ularring; Book V: 1. From 18th November, 1875, to 10th April, 1876. Remarks on the last expedition; 2. From 10th April to 7th May, 1876. The natives continue with us; 3. From 7th May to 10th June, 1876. Depart for higher ground; 4. From 11th June to 23rd August, 1876. Farther into the desert; 5. From 23rd August to 20th September, 1876. Depart for the south; Appendix; more