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Shallow watercourse seen
Title : Shallow watercourse seen Shallow watercourse seen
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Creator : Wells, L. A. (Lawrence Allen), 1860-1938
Source : Lawrence Allen Wells, PRG 315/4
Date of creation : 1896
Format : Diary
Contributor : Other
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Description :

Lawrence Wells describes the land the Calvert Expedition was passing through in his diary entry for 12 October 1896. It continued much as it had been previously; a shallow dried up watercourse, salt pans, sandstone outcrops and spinifex. The conditions were oppressive and the surrounding country showed no signs of any relief for man or camel.

The Calvert Scientific Expedition was exploring central Western Australian, looking for mineral resources or good pastoral lands. Instead they found desert, with sand dunes and salt pans and little water or feed for the camels. There was also little sign of Aboriginal occupation of the land.
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Wells, L. A. (Lawrence Allen), 1860-1938

Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1896-1897

Coverage year : 1896
Place : Great Sandy Desert (WA)
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