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LA Wells' report of his side trip, 14 to 17 July
Title : LA Wells' report of his side trip, 14 to 17 July LA Wells' report of his side trip, 14 to 17 July
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Creator : Lindsay, David, 1856-1922
Source : Parliamentary paper (South Australia. Parliament); no. 45 of 1893 p. 23
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : Government Printer
Date of creation : 1893
Format : Magazine
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Between 14 and 17 July 1891 LA Wells reported seeing everyday of his trip, the tracks and camp sites of many Aboriginal people. The nature of the country continued much the same as that previously travelled by the whole expedition, with isolated sandstone outcrops, some of which contained rock holes with water, sand ridges and gravelly flats between them. Vegetation was sparse but on 14, 15 and 16 July there was sufficient feed for the camels. He surprised several Aboriginal women in their camps who ran away. Wells did not attempt to pursue them.

Larry Wells had left the main party of the Elder Scientific Expedition on 10 July 1891. His flying trip to the south of the main route would enable the expedition to explore more territory. His route took him south to latitude 28 degrees 22 minutes at which point he turned north on a course which enabled him to rejoin the main party on 22 July near the Western Australia-South Australia border near Mount Agnes, in the Blyth Hills. An extensive wedge of territory was thus added to the map of north western South Australia.
Related names :

Wells, L. A. (Lawrence Allen), 1860-1938

Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1891-1892

Coverage year : 1891
Place : Central Australia
Further reading :
Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, (1891-1892) Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1891-2 under command of D. Lindsay North Adelaide: Corkwood Press, 1999
Facsimile edition of the handbook of instructions for the Elder Scientific Exploration Expedition, together with A study of incompatibles by K. Peake-Jones Adelaide: Royal Geographic Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, 1991
Champion, George Australia's forgotten explorer: David Lindsay, F.R.G.S. Killarney Heights, N.S.W.: G. and S. Champion, c1993
McLaren, Glen Beyond Leichhardt: bushcraft and the exploration of Australia South Fremantle, W.A.: Fremantle Arts Centre Press, 1996
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