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Augustus Charles Gregory - diary of the North Australian Exploring Expedition, 21 Nov. 1854-17 June 1855

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B 865

Record identifier

16AJ8aQn

Augustus Charles Gregory - diary of the North Australian Exploring Expedition, 21 Nov. 1854-17 June 1855

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Augustus Charles Gregory - diary of the North Australian Exploring Expedition, 21 Nov. 1854-17 June 1855

Full title

Augustus Charles Gregory - diary of the North Australian Exploring Expedition, 21 Nov. 1854-17 June 1855

Date

1854-1855

Call Numbers

B 865

Record Identifier

16AJ8aQn
Physical Description

Contents

1 volume - 0.01 Meters

Textual Records - (manuscript)

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Digitised : 2013

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Contents

A fair copy, in Gregory's handwriting, in which he describes the preparations for the expedition. 43 pages. Gregory left Albany with his brother Henry, his principal assistant, on 6 January 1855. Arriving in Sydney, he set about recruiting expedition members, arranging stores and equipment and obtaining maps and reports about northern Australia. Th...

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Augustus Charles Gregory - diary of the North Australian Exploring Expedition, 21 Nov. 1854-17 June 1855

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NOTES

General note

The statement of accounts for the expedition is located at B 866 (microfilm copy at MAV/FM4/3096).
The journals of expedition members James Spottiswood Wilson, Joseph Ravenscroft Elsey, and James Flood are located at MLMSS 291/1/18

Digital order no:Album ID : 862099

CONTEXTUAL INFORMATION

Administrative / Biographical history

In 1854 Augustus Charles Gregory, later surveyor-general of Queensland, was appointed leader of a scientific expedition to explore the north of Australia. The party of 18 men left Moreton Bay in August 1855 and reached the Victoria River in September. They explored the Victoria, Elsey, Roper and Macarthur Rivers and discovered and named the Leichh...

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B 865

Record Identifier

16AJ8aQn

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413054

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