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Creator : Arrowsmith, John, 1790-1873
Source : Journal of the Royal Geographical Society, vol. 15, 1845, opp. p. 160
Place Of Creation : London
Publisher : John Murray for the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society
Date of creation : 1845
Additional Creator : Grey, George, Sir, 1812-1898, Burr, Thomas
Format : Magazine
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Map [1] Governor G. Grey's expedition 1844, shows portion of South Australia's coastline from Rosetta Head to Discovery Bay. (from Journal of Royal Geographical Society (London) v. 15) -- Map [2] Country east of Flinders Range, South Australia, to illustrate a paper by Capt. From 1843 (From journal of Royal Geographical society (London) v. 14) -- Map [3] Portion of the coastline of South Australia from Fowler's Bay to C. Northumberland. Inset map of Australia (from: First annual report on Colonization Commissioners of South Australia. Ordered by the House of Commons to be printed 28 July 1836) -- Map [4] Routes of C. Bonney, 1839 and Hawdon and Bonney, 1838, showing coastline from Spencer Gulf to C. Northumberland. (Adapted from large map supplied by the late M. C.H. Harris of the Survey Dept.)

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In April and May 1844 Governor George Grey led an expedition to the south-east of South Australia, an area of the colony that was known only from the reports of the men who had overlanded stock from Victoria. Accompanying him were among others, Thomas Burr, Deputy Surveyor General, and George French Angas, an artist, who had arrived in Adelaide in January of that year. Leaving some of the men at Rivoli Bay to survey it, Grey, Angas and Burr pushed inland to Mount Gambier and Mount Schank. They discovered that the mountains were extinct volcanoes, and George French Angas, in his book of lithographs South Australiaillustrated published in 1847, provides striking views of these well known features of the State's South East. In the map which accompanies Burr's account of the expedition, the route from Adelaide can be clearly seen. London based map maker John Arrowsmith also included two of Angas's sketches of Mount Schank, and profiles of the two volcanic cones.

The expedition also discovered and named Mount Burr, another extinct volcano in the region. Lake Victoria on the map is of course Lake Alexandrina, as it was named by Charles Sturt in 1830. There was an unsuccessful attempt to change it to Victoria in the early days of the colony. Victoria was the name the Princess Alexandrina assumed on ascending the throne in 1843.

Related names :

Grey, George, Sir, 1812-1898

Burr, Thomas

Angas, George French, 1822-1886

Arrowsmith, John, 1790-1873

Coverage year : 1844
Region : South East
Further reading :
Tregenza, John, George French Angas, artist, traveller and naturalist, 1822-1886 Adelaide: Art Gallery Board of South Australia, 1980
Burr, Thomas 'Account of Governor Grey's exploratory journey along the south-eastern seaboard of South Australia', Journal of the Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), vol. 15, 1845, pp.160-184
Williams, Gwenneth South Australian exploration to 1856 Adelaide: Board of Governors of the Public Library, Museum, and Art Gallery of South Australia, 1919
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