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Journals of expeditions of discovery into central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the years 1840-1; sent by the colonists of South Australia, with the sanction and support of the government: including an account of the manners and customs of the aborigines and the state of their relations with Europeans.

Author: Edward John Eyre
Publisher: London, T. and W. Boone, 1845.
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"In 1839 Eyre made two expeditions, from Adelaide to Lake Torrens, and from Port Lincoln to Streaky Bay. In June 1840 he set out on his most notable expedition, westward from Adelaide along the Great Australian Bight, with one white companion (Baxter) and three natives. Baxter was murdered by two of the natives, and Eyre and the remaining Aborigine reached Albany only after a desperate journey. Eyre includes in his  Read more...
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Eyre, Edward John, 1815-1901.
Journals of expeditions of discovery into central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the years 1840-1.
London, T. and W. Boone, 1845
(OCoLC)647238434
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Edward John Eyre
OCLC Number: 3442887
Description: 2 volumes : frontispiece, plate,s 22 cm.
Responsibility: By Edward John Eyre.
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"In 1839 Eyre made two expeditions, from Adelaide to Lake Torrens, and from Port Lincoln to Streaky Bay. In June 1840 he set out on his most notable expedition, westward from Adelaide along the Great Australian Bight, with one white companion (Baxter) and three natives. Baxter was murdered by two of the natives, and Eyre and the remaining Aborigine reached Albany only after a desperate journey. Eyre includes in his relations considerable valuable material on the Aborigines and their habits". (Ferguson).

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