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Sturt describes his whaleboat
Title : Sturt describes his whaleboat Sturt describes his whaleboat
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Creator : Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869
Source : Two expeditions into the interior of southern Australia, during the years 1828, 1829, 1830, and 1831 : with observations on the soil, climate, and general resources of the colony of New South Wales.
Place Of Creation : London
Publisher : Smith Elder
Date of creation : 1833
Format : Book
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Charles Sturt describes the boat in which he navigated and charted the voyage down the Murrumbidgee and Murray rivers, giving dimensions and construction details. In addition to the whaleboat, the men constructed a skiff or raft to carry some of their provisions and equipment. Early in the voyage this met with an accident with disastrous results for the expedition.

Related names :

Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869

Coverage year : 1830
Place : River Murray, NSW
Further reading :

Ewers, John. Who rides on the river? Sydney: Angus & Robertson, 1956: a novelisation of the voyage.

Cumpston, J. H. L. Charles Sturt: his life and journeys of exploration Melbourne: Georgian House, 1951

Swan, Keith In step with Sturt Armadale, Vic.: Graphic Books, 1979

Maslen, TJ. The friend of Australia, or, A plan for exploring the interior and for carrying on a survey of the whole continent of Australia. London: Hurst, Chance, 1830. This provides an interesting theoretical discussion of transporting a boat to the mythical but hoped for inland sea.

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