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Papers, 1923-1939 [microform]
Bib ID 1563937
Format MicroformMicroform, ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. 
Description [Adelaide] : State Library of South Australia, [19--] 
5 microfilm reels : negative ; 35 mm. 
Summary

Notebooks containing miscellanous notes, daily events, and sketch maps of leases relating to Terry's expedition to inland Australia with various mining companies. The expeditions covered include: the Endeavour Mining Co. expedition to Petermann and Tomkinson Ranges, 1930-1931; Port Hedland - Melbourne, 1928; Adelaide - Tanami - Alice Springs - Jervois Range 1929; Tanami April-May 1930 and (Admelsy Pty Ltd); Acme Prospecting Syndicate Expedition, 1936; and Davenport Ranges, 1930. Some notebooks contain glossaries of Aboriginal words induding notes believed to have been made by Miss Alison Harvey, 1939, on Aboriginal language and life. Also includes notes on an interview with Tom Hanlan, finder of the Jervois Range silver lead find.

Biography/History

Michael Terry was an inland explorer, and in addition a freelance journalist and broadcaster. He led fourteen expeditions (using both automobiles and camels) to central, northern and Western Australia between 1923 and 1938 mainly for mining companies seeking minerals. Terry was the author of eight books and numerous magazine articles; these were mostly related to inland Australia.

Notes

Associated materials: other papers of Terry Michael are also available on microfilm.

Positive microfilm also available.

Microfilm copy of original documents held in the South Australian Museum, Adelaide, SA. 5000.

Terry Michael Papers, 1923-1934, available at mfm G 20724-20725.

Subjects Terry, Michael 1899-1981 -- Archives.  |  Explorers -- Australia -- Archives.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Languages.  |  Australian languages -- Glossaries, vocabularies, etc.  |  Prospecting -- Australia.  |  Western Australia -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Northern Territory -- Discovery and exploration.
Time Coverage 1923, 1939 
Occupation Explorers

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