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10. Leichhardt party on edge of desert
Title : 10. Leichhardt party on edge of desert 10. Leichhardt party on edge of desert
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Creator : Kinnear, A. C.
Source : Mountford, Charles P., PRG 1218/9/1
Date of creation : 1938
Format : Diary
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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From the Advertiser, 22 August 1938.

Update from press correspondent AC Kinnear reporting on the progress of a South Australian Government expedition sent to the Simpson Desert to search for possible remains of explorer Ludwig Leichhardt.

This, the first update transmitted from the party in the field, was sent from their camp at the Moorilperina waterhole on the edge of the Simpson Desert, and 40 miles from Mount Dare Station.

From there they were to set out the next morning, with the possibility of reaching the site of Edwin Lowe's find by evening.

Coverage year : 1938
Region : Flinders Ranges and Far North - Outback
Further reading :
Connell, Gordon. The mystery of Ludwig Leichhardt. Carlton, Vic. : Melbourne University Press, 1980

Lamshed, Max. 'Monty' : the biography of C.P. Mountford, Adelaide : Rigby, 1972, pp. 56-60

Mountford, Charles P. 'Papers relating to the South Australian Government Expedition to search for the remains of explorer Ludwig Leichhardt', PRG 1218/9

Price, A. Grenfell. The Mystery of Leichhardt : the South Australian government expedition of 1938, South Australia : Royal Geographical Society, 1937-38

Roderick, Colin. Leichhardt, the dauntless explorer, North Ryde, N.S.W. : Angus & Robertson, 1988
Internet links :
Australian Dictionary of Biography - Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Leichhardt

National Museum of Australia. Leichhardt: the man, the mystery, the science, the history [symposium held in 2007]



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