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The Resource Where is Dr Leichhardt? : the greatest mystery in Australian history, Darrell Lewis

Where is Dr Leichhardt? : the greatest mystery in Australian history, Darrell Lewis

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Where is Dr Leichhardt? : the greatest mystery in Australian history
Title
Where is Dr Leichhardt?
Title remainder
the greatest mystery in Australian history
Statement of responsibility
Darrell Lewis
Title variation
Where is Doctor Leichhardt?
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Author
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Language
eng
Summary
The vast deserts of Outback Australia hold many secrets, but there's one great mystery which stands out among all others - the mystery of the lost Leichhardt expedition. In April 1848 Ludwig Leichhardt and six other men set out westward from the Queensland frontier, heading for Swan River settlement in Western Australia. They never arrived. Somewhere in the immensity of the Outback, then almost completely unknown to Europeans, the entire expedition disappeared. For more than 160 years supposed clues to the fate of the expedition have been discovered - human skeletons, old guns and rock paintings, Aboriginal stories of white men being massacred or perishing of thirst, trees marked 'L' or old wagon tracks beyond the frontier. Official and private expeditions have followed up leads, but nothing conclusive has been found. This book draws together and summarises all the search expeditions, assesses the validity of all the claimed 'Leichhardt' relics and the various theories proposed - all the attempts to answer the perplexing question, Where is Dr Leichhardt?
Summary
In April 1848, Ludwig Leichhardt and six other men traveled west from the Queensland frontier, heading for the Swan River settlement in Western Australia, but they never arrived. Lewis, an archaeologist, historian, and bushman in Australia, relates the unsolved mystery of the lost Leichhardt expedition. He considers clues to its fate by examining suggested routes they may have taken: northern, from central Queensland to the Gulf and Roper River country to the Tanami-Victoria River region, and east-west, beginning with the south and southeast Simpson Desert, moving to the north and northeast Simpson Desert and southern Barkly Tableland, to the southeastern portion of Western Australia. He documents all of the clues, from Aboriginal stories of whites dying to rock paintings to skeletons, to illustrate the history of the many search expeditions, the validity of the clues, and the theories proposed
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Biography type
contains biographical information
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10226729
Cataloging source
ANL
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Lewis, D.
Dewey number
994.02
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Leichhardt, Ludwig
  • Leichhardt, Ludwig
  • Leichhardt Expedition
  • Leichhardt Expedition
  • Explorers
  • Australia
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adult
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the greatest mystery in Australian history
Label
Where is Dr Leichhardt? : the greatest mystery in Australian history, Darrell Lewis
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050541660
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, [416] pages
Isbn
9781921867767
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)828488957
Label
Where is Dr Leichhardt? : the greatest mystery in Australian history, Darrell Lewis
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 385-397) and index
Carrier category
volume
Content category
text
Control code
000050541660
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxiv, [416] pages
Isbn
9781921867767
Isbn Type
(paperback)
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)828488957

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