Western Australian Exploration 1836 – 1845

Western Australian Exploration 1836 – 1845

The Letters, Reports and Journals of Exploration and Discovery in Western Australia

Edited by Marion Hercock and Sheryl Milentis with Phil Bianchi

Reproduces the original reports, letters and diaries that record expeditions of discovery in Western Australian for the period from 1836 to 1845. Many of these records from the state archives have never been presented in such an accessible form, with summaries and explanatory notes.

Read more than 100 exploration reports by 41 different colonial writers. Each original exploration report includes a boxed summary of the expedition, listing the participants, departure and finish dates and places, route outline, modern topographical map references and archival sources.  

Experts in the fields of geography, botany, zoology, and aboriginal history have prepared the introduction, plant and animal indexes and an essay to complement the explorers’ writings.

Includes detailed biographical notes on the settlers, aborigines and surveyors who took part in expeditions of exploration. Collated by Sheryl Milentis. Also includes an index of people, index of places and a general index, all cross-referenced and explanatory footnotes and comprehensive referencing.

Published by The Western Australian Explorers’ Diaries Project Incorporated and Hesperian Press.

ISBN 978-0-85905-495-9, (WAEDP and Hesperian Press, 2011 new), 460 pages and illustrated.

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