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Exploration

From the early 1600s to the 20th century, Europeans braved great risk to explore South Australia's unknown coast, rivers and land. A number of expeditions into the interior enabled accurate cartography, in addition to allowing smaller regions and towns to grow as the boundaries of settlement expanded. The State Library collections represent the pioneering endeavours of these individuals and a number of South Australians who played crucial roles in polar exploration.

 

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Taking it to the edge

Exploration in South Australia

 
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Encounter 1802 - 2002

Flinders and Baudin

 
The Foundation of South Australia 1800 - 1851 

Foundation of South Australia

1836-1883

 
Regions and Towns : South Australia 

Regions and towns

Regional South Australia

 
Downstream - the River Murray in South Australia 

Downstream

The River Murray
in South Australia

 
Maps 

Maps

Zoom in on South Australia

 

Fact Sheets

 

 

Fact sheets and bibliographies

 
Virtual books 

Virtual books

Read selected items online

 

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