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Report on the work of the Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia / edited by Baldwin Spencer
Bib ID 2842751
Format BookBook
Description London : Dulau ; Melbourne : Melville, Mullen and Slade, 1896 
4 volumes : illustrations, 1 folded map. 
Summary

The purpose of this scientific expedition, sponsored by mining magnate and philanthropist William Austin Horn, and with Charles Winnecke as commander and surveyor, was to examine the MacDonnell Ranges on the not unreasonable premise that 'when the rest of the Continent was submerged the elevated portions of the McDonnell [sic] Range existed as an island, and that consequently older forms of life might be found in the more inaccessible parts'. This in fact proved not to be the case, but the expedition (of some fourteen weeks and 2000 camel miles undertaken between May and August 1894) was an outstanding success. 'It was not the intention ... to explore a new region ... But in the pursuit of natural history the expedition split into independent groups and explored undiscovered areas, thus filling in more of the blank spaces in this vast region' (Feeken, Feeken and Spate). 'These volumes constitute one of the most substantial contributions in nineteenth-century Australian exploration [but perhaps more importantly, the expedition is] a landmark in anthropological history because it resulted in [Baldwin] Spencer meeting Frank Gillen' (Mulvaney).

Full contents
  • Pt. 1. Introduction, narrative, summary of results, supplement to zoological report, map
  • pt. 2. Zoology
  • pt. 3. Geology and botany
  • pt. 4. Anthropology.
 
Notes

Includes bibliographical references and indexes.

Library's copy at NK5905 accompanied by 4 fold. maps in separate cover entitled: Maps to accompany the journal of the Horn Scientific Exploring Expedition 1894.

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK5905.

Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 16071

Subjects Horn Scientific Expedition to Central Australia, (1894)  |  Scientific expeditions -- Australia, Central.  |  Arrernte / Aranda people (C8) (NT SG53-02)  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Australia, Central -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Oodnadatta (SA Central Australia SG53-15)  |  Macdonnell Ranges (South Central NT SF53-13, SF53-14)
Other authors/contributors Horn, W. A. (William Austin), 1841-1922  |  Spencer, Baldwin, Sir, 1860-1929

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