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23. Discovery by Leichhardt party
Title : 23. Discovery by Leichhardt party 23. Discovery by Leichhardt party
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Creator : Kinnear, A. C.
Source : Mountford, Charles P., PRG 1218/9/2
Date of creation : 1938
Format : Diary
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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From the Advertiser, 25 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.

Members of the expedition party were reportedly 'electrified' by their findings on the second day of excavations.

Amongst other signs of human occupation, were found two coins; a blackenend Queen Victoria threepenny piece, dated 1841, and a George III half sovereign, dated 1817.

The coins were discovered by the party leader Grenfell Price at their digging site about two miles south of the Northern Territory border.
Related names :

Price, A. Grenfell (Archibald Grenfell), 1892-1977
Campbell, T. D. (Thomas Draper), 1893-1967

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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