North Australian Exploring Expedition. Copy of Additional Correspondence.

Melbourne: Government Printer, 28 November 1855.

Foolscap folio, 9pp, very good, string bound.

The dead heart of a continent

Correspondence relating to the provision and planning of the North Australian expedition under command of Augustus Charles Gregory, including letters from Charles Sturt containing advice hard-won through years in the wilderness.

Correspondence relating to the provision and planning of the North Australian expedition under command of Augustus Charles Gregory, including letters from Charles Sturt containing advice hard-won through years in the wilderness.

Revelation of the interior was the avowed aim of the project: 'If we examine the general map of Australia, we shall find that, excepting in its southward and eastward quarters, in which colonies have been long established, little is known of the interior of the continent... an area of more than thirteen hundred thousand square miles of country in central Australia... of which we are entirely ignorant.'

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