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Letter 1880 Apr. 2 [manuscript]
Bib ID 2976333
Format ManuscriptManuscript
Author
Knuckey, Richard Randall, 1842-1914
 
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1880 
15 p. 
Summary

The letter is in two typed copies. It is addressed to Charles Todd in answer to his request for details of Knuckey's meeting with Alexander Hume in 1872. Hume claimed to have met a survivor of the 1848 Leichhardt Expedition, Adolf Classen, living with a tribe of Aboriginals in the MacDonnell Ranges. Knuckey did not believe Hume, having found several discrepancies in his account. He gives his opinion that Leichhardt's last camp was on the Thomson River.

Biography/History

Knuckey was a surveyor on the Overland Telegraph Line, 1871-1872, later becoming Chief Officer of the Electric Telegraph Department, Adelaide.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 1323.

Typescripts.

Originals held by Mitchell Library.

Subjects Knuckey, Richard Randall, 1842-1914 -- Correspondence.  |  Todd, Charles, Sir, 1826-1910 -- Correspondence.  |  Leichhardt Expedition, (1846-1847)  |  Surveyors -- Australia -- Correspondence.
Time Coverage 1848 
Occupation Surveyors.
Other authors/contributors Todd, Charles, Sir, 1826-1910

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