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Thomas Baines: Exploring Tropical Australia 1855 to 1857

Jane Carruthers & Lindy Stiebel (eds)
ISBN 9781921953002
softcover, 184 pages
235 mm x 172 mm, full colour, index, includes large fold out replica map
published May 2012
RRP A$29.95

This book focuses on a little known but fascinating contribution by Thomas Baines to Augustus Gregory's North Australian Expedition: the artist-explorer's audacious attempt, in an open longboat, to link up with Gregory at the southern end of the Gulf of Carpentaria. Here, for the first time, the remarkably accurate map that Baines complied of this voyage and extracts from his accompanying manuscript journals are evaluated and published.

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