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Eyre's track in 1840-41
Title : Eyre's track in 1840-41 Eyre's track in 1840-41
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Creator : Arrowsmith, John, 1790-1873
Place Of Creation : London
Publisher : W.&T. Boone
Date of creation : 1845
Additional Creator : Eyre, Edward John, 1815-1901
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library catalogue
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The map shows the extent of the horseshoe of salt lakes which Eyre believed he saw as he travelled north of Spencer Gulf and the Flinders Ranges. He was in part fooled by mirages which merged the many salt lakes of the interior into one vast horseshoe of lake. This would bar exploration to the north of South Australia for 17 years. The map provides a description of the land Eyre traversed, with sources of water indicated.

An earlier version of this map was published in 1843 in Papers relative to South Australia. It would be another two years before Eyre's own account of his expeditions was published and included this map.

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Eyre, Edward John, 1815-1901

Coverage year : 1839-41
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
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