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Mt Hopeless is climbed
Title : Mt Hopeless is climbed Mt Hopeless is climbed
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Creator : Eyre, Edward John, 1815-1901
Source : Journals of expeditions of discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the years 1840-1... p. 127
Place Of Creation : London
Publisher : T. and W. Boone
Date of creation : 1845
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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Edward Eyre continued north towards the hill he had named Mount Hopeless. He now discovered brine springs, fresh water having all but disappeared; he noted that he was in the same latitude that Charles Sturt had been when he discovered brine springs in the River Darling over ten years previously. There was no vegetation and the view all around was depressing. He climbed Mount Hopeless and found that the view ahead was entirely cheerless, the Flinders Ranges had finally petered out and the land extended to the horizon with only a few broken ridges.

In fact the salt lake he saw in the distance were Lakes Callabonna and Blanche and possibly Lake Gregory, merged by the heat haze into one extensive salt lake. The passage between Lake Callabonna and Lake Blanche would be discovered by Augustus Gregory in 1858 as he approached Adelaide from the north-east coming from Queensland.
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Eyre, Edward John, 1815-1901

Sturt, Charles 1795-1869

Coverage year : 1840
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
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