Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London. Volume the Seventeenth, 1847. Part I. Charles STURT, Ludwig LEICHHARDT.

Journal of the Royal Geographical Society of London. Volume the Seventeenth, 1847. Part I.

London: John Murray, 1847.

Octavo, with a folding map, fine in sumptuous half green morocco with gilt lettering and raised bands by Sangorski.

Gold medal awarded to Sturt and Leichhardt

This issue of the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society announces of the award of the coveted gold medal to Charles Sturt and Ludwig Leichhardt for their contribution to Australian exploration.

This issue of the Journal of the Royal Geographical Society announces of the award of the coveted gold medal to Charles Sturt and Ludwig Leichhardt for their contribution to Australian exploration.

The award speech of Lord Colchester, President of the Society, is here printed in full. He commends Sturt not just for his heroism, but also his tact and moderation: 'For these services in the cause of geographical discovery, for the energy and courage displayed in confronting difficulties of no ordinary character, for the prudence with which further advance was abandoned, when it could only have risked the loss of those intrusted to his charge, for the conciliatory conduct to the natives, which not only avoided hostile conflict, but rendered them willing to assist the expedition…the Council have awarded the medal of their founder.'

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