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In the Musgrave Ranges
Title : In the Musgrave Ranges In the Musgrave Ranges
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Creator : Basedow, Herbert, 1881-1933
Source : Notes to accompany the "map of the MacKay Exploring Expedition in Central Australia, 1926", p.2
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : Register Newspapers
Date of creation : 1928
Additional Creator : Mackay, Donald, 1870-1958
Format : Pamphlet
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Herbert Basedow summarised the work of the Donald MacKay Expedition, with information on the geology of the Musgrave Ranges. The expedition, financed by MacKay, hoped to cover areas not previously explored, to fill in some more of the blanks on the map of Australia. While referring to names assigned by previous explorers, Basedow was also careful to use local Aboriginal names for water-holes and other landmarks. He also noted the effects of prolonged drought. The expedition then journeyed to Mount Olga (Kata Tjuta) and Ayers Rock (Uluru).

Herbert Basedow was a doctor, anthropologist and geologist. He served as medical officer in remote areas of South Australia and the Northern Territory as well as serving as a leader of a number of exploring expeditions. Donald MacKay financed a number of expeditions including one in New Guinea in 1908 and Basedow worked with him on several of them. Subsequent to this 1926 expedition he conducted a number of aerial surveys of Central Australia. He also criticised the Commonwealth Government regarding their treatment of the Aboriginal people.
Related names :

Mackay, Donald, 1870-1958

Basedow, Herbert, 1881-1933

Coverage year : 1926
Place : Musgrave Ranges
Further reading :
Clune, Frank, Last of the Australian explorers: the story of Donald Mackay Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1942
Discoveries by Makay[sic] Exploring Expedition, 1926 H. Basedow in [Collected pamphlets on Anthropology] : Vol. 14
Basedow, Herbert, Knights of the boomerang: episodes from a life spent among the native tribes of Australia Sydney: Endeavour Press, 1935 (Sydney: Bulletin Newspaper)
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