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Ernest Giles

By: Green, Louis

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1963

Seller ID: 7738


Giles (1835-1897) was an explorer who travelled through western New South Wales from 1861 to 1865 (to assess its pastoral uses) and across large tracts of central Australia from 1872 to 1876. His first trip to central Australia (1872) was as part of Dr Mueller’s exploration team. Much to Giles’ dismay the party turned back once they reached the inaccessible Missionaries’ Plain. During his third attempt to go deeper into the desert, one of his co-explorers died a... View more info

John Forrest

By: Mossenson, David

Price: $10.00

Publisher: Oxford University Press: 1960

Seller ID: 7739


John Forrest (1847-1918) was a surveyor who made several expeditions into the centre of Australia. Together with his brother, they became the best known explorers in Western Australia. Both John and his brother were born in Bunbury, Western Australia. Later, in 1890, John Forrest became the first Premier of Western Australia. He was later elected to the federal government in 1901 and was made Baron John Forrest of Bunbury in 1918.; Australian explorers; 12mo 7" -... View more info