Australian explorers

Articles are listed under the name of the relevant explorer; names are arranged chronologically by year of birth.

Pedro Fernandes de Quiros (1565-1614)
[Pedro Fernandes de Quirós never actually explored Australia, but has been included here due to his exploration in search of “Australia Incognita”.]
* Relation of a Memorial [by Captain de Quiros, ca.1607-1614, reprinted 1770]

Dirk Hartog (1580-1621)
* Discovery of Australia: The Tercentenary [1 September 1916]
* An Australian Tercentenary [by Professor Ernest Scott, 21 October 1916]
* Coming of the Dutch [by Martin Hambleton, 24 June 1934]

William Dampier (1651-1715)
* [William Dampier’s account of his experiences of New Holland in 1688] [by William Dampier, 1688 (published 1697)]
* Captain William Dampier: First Englishman to visit Australia [by Martin Hambleton, 1 July 1934]

James Cook (1728-1779)
* Captain James Cook: The real discoverer of Australia [by Martin Hambleton, 8 July 1934]

George Bass (1771-1803)
* Voyages of Bass and Flinders: The discovery of Bass Strait [by Martin Hambleton, 5 August 1934]

Matthew Flinders (1774-1814)
* Voyages of Bass and Flinders: The discovery of Bass Strait [by Martin Hambleton, 5 August 1934]
* Flinders’ coastal discoveries [by Martin Hambleton, 12 August 1934]
* Matthew Flinders: His achievements and tragedy [by Professor Ernest Scott, 20 May 1939]

Gregory Blaxland (1778-1853), William Lawson (1774-1850), and William Charles Wentworth (1790-1872)
* Blaxland’s journeys of exploration: Blue Mountains conquered [by Martin Hambleton, 2 September 1934]

George William Evans (1780-1852)
* G. W. Evans: A retrospect [by Ernest Favenc, 3 June 1905]
* Discoverer of the Lachlan [29 May 1908]
* George William Evans: Discovers the Lachlan and Macquarie [by Martin Hambleton, 9 September 1934]

John Oxley (1784-1828)
* Expeditions of John Oxley: Discovery of Liverpool Plains [by Martin Hambleton, 16 September 1934]
* Search for new penal settlement: Oxley discovers the Brisbane River [by Martin Hambleton, 23 September 1934]

Allan Cunningham (1791-1839)
* Allan Cunningham discovers the Darling Downs [by Martin Hambleton, 21 October 1934]

Sir Thomas Mitchell (1792-1855)
* Sir Thomas Mitchell: Search for a mythical river [by Martin Hambleton, 28 October 1934]
* Mitchell’s second journey: Exploration of the Darling River [by Martin Hambleton, 4 November 1934]
* Mitchell’s third journey: The Darling joins the Murray [by Martin Hambleton, 11 November 1934]
* Mitchell’s last expedition: Discovery of rich pastoral country [by Martin Hambleton, 18 November 1934]

Charles Sturt (1795-1869)
* Australia’s greatest explorer and his work [by E. Waterman, 16 December 1926]
* Sturt and the great river system: “Greatest Australian Explorer” [by Professor Ernest Scott, 17 June 1939]
* Captain Charles Sturt: Discovery of the Darling River [by Martin Hambleton, 7 October 1934]
* Discovery of the Murray: Sturt’s heroic achievement [by Martin Hambleton, 14 October 1934]
* Sturt’s attempt to reach the centre of the continent [by Martin Hambleton, 9 December 1934]

Hamilton Hume (1797-1873) and William Hovell (1786-1875)
* In the footsteps of the explorers: Hume and Hovell [by “Goulburnian”, 24 September 1904]
* Discoveries of Hume and Hovell [by Martin Hambleton, 30 September 1934]

Count Paul de Strzelecki (1797-1873)
* Strzelecki, who first found gold in the continent [by Professor Ernest Scott, 24 June 1939]

Peter Egerton-Warburton (1813-1889)
* Three notable explorers: Gregory, Warburton, and Giles [by Martin Hambleton, 10 March 1935]

Ludwig Leichhardt (1813-1848)
* Leichhardt’s expedition to Port Essington [by Martin Hambleton, 30 December 1934]
* Leichhardt’s journey to death [by Martin Hambleton, 6 January 1935]
* Adventures and tragedy of the mysterious Leichhardt [by Professor Ernest Scott, 15 July 1939]

Edward John Eyre (1815-1901)
* Edward John Eyre: Daring Australian explorer [by Martin Hambleton, 25 November 1934]

John McDouall Stuart (1815-1866)
* Stuart reaches the centre of Australia [by Martin Hambleton, 13 January 1935]
* Stuart’s journey across Australia [by Martin Hambleton, 20 January 1935]

Edmund Kennedy (1818-1848)
* Kennedy’s ill-fated expedition [by Martin Hambleton, 2 December 1934]

Sir Augustus Charles Gregory (1819-1905)
* Three notable explorers: Gregory, Warburton, and Giles [by Martin Hambleton, 10 March 1935]

Robert O’Hara Burke (1821-1861) and William John Wills (1834-1861)
* Burke and Wills expedition [by Martin Hambleton, 27 January 1935]
* A grim fight for life [by Martin Hambleton, 3 February 1935]
* Last scenes of Burke and Wills tragedy [by Martin Hambleton, 10 February 1935]
* Further efforts to find Burke and Wills [by Martin Hambleton, 17 February 1935]

Ernest Giles (1835-1897)
* Three notable explorers: Gregory, Warburton, and Giles [by Martin Hambleton, 10 March 1935]

John Forrest (1847-1918)
* John Forrest’s first journey of exploration [by Martin Hambleton, 24 February 1935]
* Forrest’s second and third expeditions [by Martin Hambleton, 3 March 1935]

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