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Desert, drought, and death : the Border Exploration Syndicate Expedition to the Rawlinson Range 1899-1900 / by Henry William Hill ; edited by Mark Chambers and Peter J. Bridge
Bib ID 4736815
Format BookBook
Author
Hill, Henry William, 1867-1943
 
Description Carlisle, W.A. : M.G. Creasy and Hesperian Press, 2009 
xxvii, 131 p. : ill., facsims., ports., ; 25 cm. + 2 folded maps in back pocket. 
ISBN 9780859053839
Series

Western Australian explorers' diaries project.

Summary

A lost gold reef of unparalleled proportions, hard men pitted against an inhospitable and unforgiving terrain, a deranged cameleer, blood lusting natives and triumph over adversity - yet it is not. Nine months after leaving the North East Goldfields town of Menzies in Western Australia in 1899 with a party of five seasoned advetnurers, Henry W. Hill struggled into Oodnadatta in the centre of South Australia, with three of those men and with less than half the camels. What really happened? Now, the annals of this disastrous expedition and brought to light, to intrigue the reader and enthrall the student of Centralian life for the first time in over a century.

Notes

Includes indexes.

Subjects Hill, Henry William, 1867-1943 -- Diaries.  |  Border Exploration Syndicate Expedition 1899-1900.  |  Explorers -- Western Australia -- Diaries.  |  Explorers -- South Australia -- Diaries.  |  Settlement and contacts - Afghans.  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Dance - Ceremonial.  |  Mining industry - Gold.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Water supply - Waterholes and rockpools.  |  Ngaanyatjarra people (A38) (WA SG51-08)  |  Body - Decoration - Down and feathers.  |  Rawlinson Range Region (W.A.) -- Discovery and Exploration.  |  Rawlinson Range (Central WA Warburton SG52-02, SG52-06)  |  Oodnadatta (SA Central Australia SG53-15)  |  Western Australia (WA)  |  Warburton Range (Central WA SG52-09)
Other authors/contributors Bridge, Peter J. (Peter John), 1943-  |  Chambers, Mark

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