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Issue Details: First known date: 1840... 1840 Report on an Expedition to Lake Alexandria and the Murray By the Hon. Capt. Sturt, Assistant Commissioner
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This extract describes part of a journey undertaken in November - December 1839 by South Australian Governor George Gawler, Charles Sturt, and a party including Sturt's wife. According to H. J. Gibbney, writing in 'Sturt, Charles (1795 - 1869)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 2, Melbourne University Press (1967), the journey 'was intended to be a short excursion up the Murray valley. On ... [the] expedition a young man lost his life and the governor was placed in serious danger. Although Sturt was not responsible the tragedy affected him deeply.' The event of the young man's loss and presumed death makes up most of the extract.

Source: H. J. Gibbney, 'Sturt, Charles (1795 - 1869)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Volume 2, Melbourne University Press (1967): 495-498.

Notes

  • Editor's note: Feeling convinced that the following extract will be perused with interest by the public, we have given as much of the report as we could devote space to ...
  • It is not clear from the extract whether the Report is written by Charles Sturt. The source of the extract is unknown.

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Subjects:
  • South Australia,
  • 1830s
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