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Eyre, Edward John 1815-1901

Overview
Works: 230 works in 447 publications in 4 languages and 4,897 library holdings
Genres: History  Musical settings  Biography  Trials, litigation, etc  Chamber music  Songs  Monologues (Music)  Songs and music  Diaries  Manuscripts 
Roles: Author, Librettist, Other, Contributor
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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 by Edward John Eyre( Book )

29 editions published between 1845 and 2002 in English and held by 369 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"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)
Aria for Edward John Eyre ; What shall I sing by David Lumsdaine( Recording )

1 edition published in 1991 in English and held by 25 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Jamaica : addresses to his excellency Edward John Eyre, esquire, &c., &c., 1865, 1866( )

4 editions published in 1866 in English and held by 22 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journals of expeditions of discovery into central Australia and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound in the years 1840-1. Volume 1 by Edward John Eyre( )

8 editions published between 1845 and 2011 in English and held by 20 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1832, aged just seventeen, the future colonial governor Edward John Eyre (1815–1901) set sail from London for Australia. The farming life that awaited him laid the foundations of an enduring interest in the topography, anthropology and zoology of his adopted homeland. Following an initial expedition in 1839, in 1840 Eyre set out on his pioneering trek from Adelaide to Western Australia. The year-long adventure financially ruined the explorer, but won him the coveted gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society for discovering Lake Torrens. Published in 1845, this two-volume account of the expedition made Eyre a household name in Britain and fuelled popular interest in the former penal colony. Volume 2 leads readers through various dramatic episodes including the plundering of the camp, a 'night of horrors', forced marches, and hunting kangaroos. It concludes with a fascinating account of the celebratory aborigine reception that awaited the survivors
The owl by Nigel Butterley( Recording )

1 edition published in 1993 in English and held by 19 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journals of expeditions of discovery into Central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the years 1840-1 by Edward John Eyre( Book )

10 editions published between 1845 and 2018 in English and Italian and held by 16 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In 1832, aged just seventeen, the future colonial governor Edward John Eyre (1815-1901) set sail from London for Australia. The farming life that awaited him laid the foundations of an enduring interest in the topography, anthropology and zoology of his adopted homeland. Following an initial expedition in 1839, in 1840 Eyre set out on his pioneering trek from Adelaide to Western Australia. The year-long adventure financially ruined the explorer, but won him the coveted gold medal of the Royal Geographical Society for discovering Lake Torrens. Published in 1845, this two-volume account of the expedition made Eyre a household name in Britain and fuelled popular interest in the former penal colony. Including eleven engravings, Volume 1 opens with the origins of the expedition, but quickly leads readers into the darkest moments experienced en route, including conflicts within the party, desperate searches for water, and the murder of an overseer
Aria for Edward John Eyre by David Lumsdaine( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and German and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Manners and customs of the Aborigines of Australia by Edward John Eyre( Book )

1 edition published in 2009 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Journals of expeditions of discovery into central Australia, and overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the years 1840-1 by Edward John Eyre( )

1 edition published in 1845 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Report of the Jamaica Royal Commission, with papers laid before the Commission by Governor Eyre, 1866 by Great Britain( Book )

1 edition published in 1971 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Autobiographical narrative of residence and exploration in Australia, 1832-1839 by Edward John Eyre( Book )

4 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Attitudes towards, encounters with Aborigines; Aboriginal members of expeditions
Expeditionen in den Westen Australiens : von Adelaide bis zum King George Sound : 1840 - 1841 by Edward John Eyre( Book )

1 edition published in 2016 in German and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The myth of Governor Eyre by Sydney Haldane Olivier Olivier( Book )

4 editions published in 1933 in English and held by 7 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The life of Edward John Eyre, late Governor of Jamaica by Hamilton Hume( )

2 editions published in 1867 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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Alternative Names
Edward Eyre

Edward John Eyre

Edward John Eyre australischer Forschungsreisender

Edward John Eyre esploratore britannico

Edward John Eyre odkrywca i podróżnik angielski, badacz Australii

Edward John Eyre ontdekkingsreiziger uit Australië (1815-1901)

Eyre, Edward

Eyre, Edward J.

Eyre, Edward J. 1815-1901

Едвард Джон Ейр

Едуард Еър

Эдвард Джон Эйр

Эдўард Джон Эйр

Эйр, Эдвард Джон

אדוארד ג'ון אייר

ادوارد جان ایر کاشف استرالیایی

إدوارد جون أير

إدوارد جون أير مستكشف أسترالي

エドワード・ジョン・エア

爱德华·约翰·艾尔

Languages
English (189)

German (2)

Italian (1)

Spanish (1)