Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia 2 Volume Set

Three Expeditions into the Interior of Eastern Australia 2 Volume Set : With Descriptions of the Recently Explored Region of Australia Felix and of the Present Colony of New South Wales

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Sir Thomas Livingstone Mitchell (1792-1855) was an acclaimed surveyor and explorer of Australia. After attending the University of Edinburgh Mitchell joined the British Army in 1811. He took part in major battles of the Peninsular War and difficult military surveys in the Pyrenees. In 1827 he was appointed Deputy Surveyor of New South Wales, and he became Surveyor General in 1828. This fascinating two-volume work, first published in 1838, contains Mitchell's illustrated account of his three expeditions into the then unexplored interior of modern eastern Victoria and southern New South Wales between 1831 and 1836, for which he received a knighthood in 1839. Drawing on his personal journals, Mitchell describes in vivid detail the difficulties and dangers of exploring the Kindur, Gwydir and Murray-Darling river systems, and provides valuable first-hand descriptions of the lives and society of the indigenous Australians his expedition encountered.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 924 pages
  • 264.16 x 360.68 x 83.82mm | 1,360.77g
  • Cambridge, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 77 b/w illus. 3 colour illus. 6 maps
  • 1108030645
  • 9781108030649
  • 1,451,303

Table of contents

Volume 1: Preface; Part I. Journey in Search of the Kindur, in 1831-2: 1. A bushranger's story; 2. Situation of Mr. Oxley's camp on the Peel; 3. Fires in the Bush; 4. Change the route to trace the course of the Gwydir; 5. Excursion down the Karaula; 6. Proposed movements; Meteorological journal; Appendix. Volume 2: Part II. Expedition to the Rivers Darling and Murray, in the Year 1836: 1. Route proposed; 2. Continue the journey; 3. North arm of the Lachlan; 4. The Murrumbidgee compared with other rivers; 5. New and remarkable shrub; 6. Return along the bank of the Murray; 7. Exploring through a fog; 8. The party quits the Murray; 9. Plains of stiff clay; 10. Cross various rivulets; 11. Leave the Glenelg and travel eastward; 12. Parting of the widow and her child; 13. Continue through a level forest country; 14. Agreeable travelling; 15. Geological specimens collected; Appendix.
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