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Ernest Giles , Green, Louis
1 Green, Louis Ernest Giles
Oxford University Press 1963 B0006EWPEE Softcover VG  

Giles (1835-1897) was an explorer who travelled through western New South Wales from 1861 to 1865 (to assess its pastoral uses) and across large tracts of central Australia from 1872 to 1876. His first trip to central Australia (1872) was as part of Dr Muellerís exploration team. Much to Gilesí dismay the party turned back once they reached the inaccessible Missionariesí Plain. During his third attempt to go deeper into the desert, one of his co-explorers died and the Gibsonís Desert was named in his memory. Finally in 1875, with camels for transport, Giles achieved his long-term goal of crossing from South Australia (Beltana) to Western Australia (Perth). He took a different route on the return trip and passed through Murchison, the Gibsonís Desert and Rawlinson Ranges. Giles eventually returned to Victoria where he worked as a land classifier then moved to Coolgardie in Western Australia where he was a clerk in the wardenís office. Ernest Giles published several works detailing his travels across Australia and was made a knight of the crown of Italy and an honorary member of many Continental societies. His biggest award was receiving a fellowship and gold medal from the Royal Geographical Society in London. ; Australian explorers; 12mo 7" - 7Ĺ" tall; 30 pp  
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2 Mossenson, David John Forrest
Oxford University Press 1960 B0007K626E Softcover VG+  

John Forrest (1847-1918) was a surveyor who made several expeditions into the centre of Australia. Together with his brother, they became the best known explorers in Western Australia. Both John and his brother were born in Bunbury, Western Australia. Later, in 1890, John Forrest became the first Premier of Western Australia. He was later elected to the federal government in 1901 and was made Baron John Forrest of Bunbury in 1918.; Australian explorers; 12mo 7" - 7Ĺ" tall; 31 pp  
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