Australia Twice Traversed 2 Volume Set

Australia Twice Traversed 2 Volume Set : 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 1 deals with his unsuccessful expeditions of 1872-3, and Volume 2 contains his three expeditions in 1874 and 1875 and his return journey.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 844 pages
  • 142 x 214 x 50mm | 1,079.54g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 45 b/w illus. 6 maps
  • 1108039022
  • 9781108039024
  • 1,456,682

Table of contents

Volume 1: Book I: 1. From 4th to 30th August, 1872. The party; 2. From 30th August to 6th September, 1872. Milk thistle; 3. From 6th to 17th September, 1872. Progress stopped; 4. From 17th September to 1st October, 1872. Search for the missing horses; 5. From 1st to 15th October, 1872. A bluff hill; 6. From 15th October, 1872, to 31st January, 1873. Move the camp to new creek; Book II: 1. From 4th to 22nd August, 1873. Leave for the west; 2. From 22nd August to 10th September, 1873. A poor water supply; 3. From 10th to 30th September, 1873. Leave for Mount Olga; 4. From 30th September to 9th November, 1873. Native encampment; 5. From 9th November to 23rd December, 1873. Alone; 6. From 23rd December, 1873, to 16th January, 1874. Primitive laundry; 7. From 16th January to 19th February, 1874. The kangaroo tanks; 8. From 20th February to 12th March, 1874. Journey south-west. Volume 2: 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; Index.
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