North Australian Exploring Expedition. Copy of Additional Correspondence.

Melbourne: Government Printer, 28 November 1855.

Foolscap folio, 9pp, disbound and perforated at inner blank margin where previously stab sewn, last leaf a little chipped, mechanically paginated; yet very good overall.

The dead heart of a continent

Correspondence relating to the provision and planning of the North Australian expedition under command of Charles Sturt. Revelation of the interior was the avowed aim of the project:

Correspondence relating to the provision and planning of the North Australian expedition under command of Charles Sturt. 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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