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Elizabeth Springs looking north, Lat 30*.45'15" Long 136*, 30' [picture] / George French Angas
Bib ID 2584033
Format PicturePicture, OnlineOnline
Author
Angas, George French, 1822-1886
 
Online Versions
Description [between 1859 and 1864] 
1 print : transfer lithograph ; 11.9 x 18.0 cm. 
Series

George French Angas after John MacDouall Stuart.

Summary

Elizabeth Springs is at the eastern end of the Davenport Range, centroid 29*21S 136*46'E. On 10th May 1859, John MacDouall Stuart, during his second expedition in the vicinity of Lake Torrens, recorded a 'batch' of eight or nine springs. "I have named them Elizabeth Springs, [sic] There is enough water running to drive a flour-mill in two or three places. They are really remarkable springs such a height above the level of the plain; I saw them from a hill on Chambers Creek (The Twins). From whence do they derive their supply of water, to cause them to rise to such a height? It must be from some high ranges to the north-west, or a large body of fresh water lying on elevated ground. This is another strange feature of the mysterious interior of Australia".

Notes

Condition: good.

Title from inscription on reverse.

Also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-145963128

Subjects Stuart, John McDouall, 1815-1866 -- Journeys -- Northern Territory -- Pictorial works.  |  Explorers -- Northern Territory -- Pictorial works.  |  Northern Territory -- Discovery and exploration -- Pictorial works.  |  Davenport Range (N.T.) -- Pictorial works.  |  Torrens, Lake (S.A.) -- Pictorial works.

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