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21. Dr. Grenfell Price
Title : 21. Dr. Grenfell Price 21. Dr. Grenfell Price
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Creator : Mountford, Charles P., photographer
Date of creation : 1938
Format : Photograph
Dimensions : 60 x 60 mm
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Portrait of Archibald Grenfell Price, leader of a South Australian Government expedition sent to the Simpson Desert to search for possible remains of explorer Ludwig Leichhardt. The expedition was mounted to examine relics found near Mount Dare Station by station owner Edwin Lowe.

At the time of the expedition Grenfell Price was the President of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia. He served in this role for two years only, but was a member of the council for more than thirty.

The Royal Geographical Society had a huge interest in the outcome of the expedition, and as its President, as well as 'one of the State's most distinguished geographers and historians', Grenfell Price was a natural choice to lead.

Throughout his distinguished career as a teacher and academic Grenfell Price published widely on South Australian geography and history. He was the founding master of the St Marks College of the University of Adelaide, and a founding member of the Libraries Board of South Australia.

Knighted in 1963 for 'services to education' he died in 1977.

Related names :

Price, A. Grenfell (Archibald Grenfell), 1892-1977

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

Kerr, Colin. Archie, the biography of Sir Archibald Grenfell Price, Melbourne : Macmillan, 1983

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

Australian Dictionary of Biography - Sir Archibald Grenfell Price

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



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