Australian Explorers Pack

Australian Explorers Pack

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The First Fleet of ships arrived in Sydney in 1788. This first European settlement was confined to the coast for a number of years. The discovery of a passage through the Blue Mountains marked the beginning of exploration and opened new land for the settlers. This series of explorations was well documented by those early adventurers who kept meticulous journals.You can also buy these books individually for $27.99Edward EyreEdward Eyre (1815-1901) was a self-made English explorer. He set out into the inland of South Australia and New South Wales. He maintained friendly relations between white settlers and aborigines along the Murray River. He later became a Governor of Jamaica. Lake Eyre, the largest salt lake in Australia is named after him. Charles SturtCharles Sturt (1795-1869) was an army captain and explorer. He led expeditions inland to trace the flow of westward flowing rivers in New South Wales and to find the 'inland sea' of Australia. Sturt's Stony Desert was named after him and is the place where the 'inland sea' was believed to be located.Edmund KennedyEdmund Kennedy (1818-1848) was an Australian explorer in the early 19th century and is credited with exploring the interior of northern New South Wales, Southern Queensland and Cape York Peninsula.
The Australian Electoral Division of Kennedy in northern Queensland is named after him and the Edmund Kennedy National Park in Northern Queensland.Burke & WillsRobert O'Hara Burke (1821-1861), a former soldier and police officer, and William John Wills (1834-1861), a Surveyor, are both known for their ill fated attempt to cross Australia from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria. Their crossing contributed new geographical findings, as the continent had never been explored extensively by non-indigenous people. Ludwig LeichhardtLudwig Leichardt (1813-1848) was a Prussian naturalist and explorer who is famous for his exploration of Northern and Central Australia. He disappeared on his second expedition to reach the Swan River in Western Australia from the Condamine on the Darling Downs and was presumed killed by aborigines. The circumstances of his demise have been a mystery for many years. The Leichhardt River in Queensland was named after him, the suburbs of Leichhardt in Ipswich and Sydney and Leichhardt's Grasshopper.John OxleyJohn Oxley (1784-1828) was a surveyor and explorer of Australia in the early period of colonisation.He was Surveyor General of New South Wales and is widely credited with the discovery of the Tweed and Brisbane rivers and the establishment of the City of Brisbane.
Thomas MitchellMajor Thomas Mitchell (1792-1855) was a surveyor and explorer of South Eastern Australia. He was appointed Surveyor General for his contributions. Major Mitchell's Cockatoo and the Mitchell River in Queensland were named after him.Allan CunninghamAllan Cunningham (1791-1839) was an explorer and botanist who is credited with the discovery of Cunningham's gap in the Great Dividing Range in Queensland and his subsequent discovery of the Darling Downs Region. He is remembered through his naming of many plants and the naming of the Cunningham Highway which links Ipswich to the Darling Downs through Cunningham's Gap.Patrick LoganPatrick Logan (1791-1830) was the Commandant of the Moreton Bay Penal Colony and discovered much of south east Queensland including the Ipswich region, the Gold Coast Broadwater and Mt. Warning. He is remembered through naming of many geographical features in south east Queensland, Some include the City of Logan, Loganholme, Logan River and the Logan motorway.Blaxland, Lawson, WentworthGregory Blaxland (1778-1853), William Lawson (1774-1850) and William Wentworth (1790-1872) were English pioneer farmers, graziers and explorers who led the first successful expedition to cross the Blue Mountains and establish Australia's first inland colony in 1813 to enable farmers to use the land for grazing.
The three explorers are remembered through the naming of various townships, suburbs and electoral divisions.
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  • Paperback | 506 pages
  • 157 x 274 x 85mm | 2,777g
  • Moorooka, Australia
  • 192552227X
  • 9781925522273