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Who discovered Lake Alexandrina
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Creator : Gill, Thomas
Source : Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch vol. 8, 1904-06
Place Of Creation : Adelaide
Publisher : H. F. Leader Govt. Printer
Date of creation : 1890-1987
Additional Creator : Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. South Australian Branch Pitt, G. H. Zalums, E.
Format : Magazine
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Charles Sturt was not the first European to discover Lake Alexandrina, although he believed so at the time. News eventually reached Sydney that a large lake adjacent to the coast of Encounter Bay had been seen by sealers operating on the south coast. A report of this was sent to Sydney, but its arrival was delayed. The sealers did not realise that a large river drained into the lake.

Place : Lake Alexandrina
Region : Mt Lofty Ranges and Eastern Plain
Further reading :

Sturt, Charles 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 Adelaide: Public Library of South Australia, 1963

Linn, RobA diverse land: a history of the Lower Murray, Lakes and Coorong [Meningie, S. Aust]: Meningie Historical Society, 1988

Alexandrina's shore: a history of the Milang district / edited by Jim Faull Milang [S.Aust.]: Milang and District Historical Society, 1981

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