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Title : Aboriginal names or European? Aboriginal names or European?
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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. 4
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : Register Newspapers
Date of creation : 1928
Additional Creator : Mackay, Donald, 1870-1958
Format : Pamphlet
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Basedow continues his description of the geology of parts of central Australia. In the Petermann Ranges, the MacKay expedition found traces of FR George's expedition at the top of a hill named Mount McCulloch by Ernest Giles, Mount Phillips by FR George and Nangorru by the local Aboriginal people. Today it is officially known as Mount McCulloch. On the peak were the remains of a cairn erected by the George expedition. MacKay and Basedow began their return journey and found that recent rain had improved the grasses and other vegetation.

Frank Rees George had led a South Australian Government prospecting expedition in 1905-06 to examine the south west and west of the Northern Territory. They were to explore the Petermann Ranges and then travel via the Treuer Range to the Tanami. On 5 December their camp was attacked by a number of Aboriginal men: TW Hall was speared through the eye and H Fabian in the chest. Both men survived. However when the expedition returned to Alice Springs, the leader George died after a short illness. He was replaced by WR Murray and the expedition set out again.
Related names :

Mackay, Donald, 1870-1958

Basedow, Herbert, 1881-1933

George, Frank Rees, 1876-1906

Coverage year : 1926
Place : Mt McCulloch (NT)
Further reading :
Discoveries by Makay [sic] Exploring Expedition, 1926 H. Basedow in [Collected pamphlets on Anthropology]: Vol. 14
Clune, Frank, Last of the Australian explorers: the story of Donald Mackay Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1942
Basedow, Herbert, Knights of the boomerang: episodes from a life spent among the native tribes of Australia Sydney: Endeavour Press, 1935 (Sydney: Bulletin Newspaper)
George, F. R. Journal (with plans) of the Government prospecting expedition to the South-Western portions of the Northern Territory South Australian Parliamentary Paper no. 50, 1907
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