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06. In search of Leichhardt
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Creator : Mountford, Charles P.
Source : Mountford, Charles P., PRG 1218/9/2
Date of creation : 1938
Format : Manuscript
Contributor : State Library of South Australia
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Description :

From a lecture given by CP Mountford about the 1938 South Australian Government expedition sent to the Simpson Desert to search for possible remains of explorer Ludwig Leichhardt. In this excerpt he describes the journey from Adelaide to Abminga on the now abandoned Central Australia (or Old Ghan) line.

Describing the towns and scenery they journey through, Mountford provides a lively account of South Australian rail travel of that era.
Coverage year : 1938
Region : Mid North,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

Newell, Brian R. Following the Old Ghan railway line 1878-1980, Aldinga Beach, S. Aust. : Brian, R. Newell, 2000

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

Stewien, Ronald. A history of the South Australian Railways. Volume 1, The early years / 1st ed. Melbourne : Australian Railway Historical Society, Victorian Division, 2007
Internet links :
Australian Dictionary of Biography - Friedrich Wilhelm Ludwig Leichhardt

Flinders Ranges Research. South Australian railway history

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



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