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Horn expedition finds plenty of water
Title : Horn expedition finds plenty of water Horn expedition finds plenty of water
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Creator : Winnecke, C. (Charles), 1857-1902
Source : Journal of the Horn Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1894 ..., p. 29
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : C.E. Bristow, Government Printer
Date of creation : 1897
Additional Creator : Horn, W. A. (William Austin), 1841-1922
Format : Book
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The Horn expedition travelled west along Gill's Range and reached Reedy Creek with its 50 foot waterfall. Another creek is nearby. With plenty of water at hand Charles Winnecke planned to stay two days. While the scientific staff make valuable additions to their collections Winnecke travelled on with Cowle and two Aboriginal men to connect up with William Gosse's route of 1873. He found Gosse's marked tree with its roots fully exposed and they erected a cairn as a more permanent marker of the earlier expedition. This area of central Australia had been visited by a number of earlier explorers, including Ernest Giles and Charles Chewings.

Winnecke also noted that the plant Gastralobium grandiflorum, poisonous for camels was in the area. The men would need to be vigilant. The Horn Scientific Exploring Expedition, financed by William Austin Horn, was conducting a scientific examination of the MacDonnell Ranges in central Australia. The results in zoology, botany, geology and anthropology would fill four volumes and were published 1896.
Related names :

Horn, W. A. (William Austin), 1841-1922

Winnecke, C. (Charles), 1857-1902

Coverage year : 1894
Place : Reedy Creek (NT)
Further reading :
Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia edited by Baldwin Spencer London: Dulau; Melbourne: Melville, Mullen and Slade, 1896
Exploring central Australia: society, the environment and the 1894 Horn Expedition edited by S.R. Morton and D.J. Mulvaney Chipping Norton, N.S.W.: Surrey Beatty & Sons, 1996
Horn Scientific Exploring Expedition [Objects of the Expedition] Adelaide, 1894
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