Explorations in Australia

Author: Forrest, John, Sir, 1847-1918.
Angas, George French, 1822-1886 (artist)
Hankel, Valmai.
Responsibility: by John Forrest ; illustrations by G. F. Angas ; with an introduction by Valmai Hankel
Corporate Author: State Library of South Australia. Friends
Place: Adelaide
Publisher: Friends of the State Library of South Australia
Date Published: 1998
Series: Australiana facsimile editions ; no. 217
Description: vii, 351 p. : ill. col. maps (folded) ; 23 cm.
Call Number: rga 919.40431 F728
Online Resource: Open web link Open web link
Subject: Forrest, John, Sir, 1847-1918--Travel--Australia
Forrest, John, Sir, 1847-1918--Travel--Western Australia
Forrest, John, Sir, 1847-1918--Travel--South Australia
Angas, George French, 1822-1886
Australia--Discovery and exploration
Western Australia--Discovery and exploration
South Australia--Discovery and exploration
Australia--Discovery and exploration--Pictorial works
Western Australia--Discovery and exploration--Pictorial works
South Australia--Discovery and exploration--Pictorial works
Explorers--Western Australia--Biography
Explorers--South Australia--Biography
Travellers' writings, Australian
Contents: I. Explorations in search of Dr. Leichardt and party -- II. From Perth to Adelaide, around the Great Australian Bight -- III. From Champion Bay, across the desert to the telegraph and to Adelaide
Australiana: Australiana
Biography: "Forrest, John, 1st Baron Forrest (1847-1918), Australian explorer and statesman, born in Bunbury, Western Australia. He entered the government survey department in 1865 and headed an exploring party that traced the shoreline of Australia from Perth to Adelaide in 1870. In 1874 he headed another expedition from Geelvink Channel on the west coast to the overland telegraph line between Port Darwin and Adelaide, a distance of about 3,200 km (2,000 mi). Forrest was knighted in 1891. He served as first premier of the newly organized government of the state of Western Australia from 1890 to 1901. Between 1901 and 1907 Forrest was a member of the first national Cabinet of Australia and served in various posts in subsequent administrations. In 1918 he was elevated to the peerage, the first statesman of Australia to be so honoured." --Microsoft Encarta 2006 George French Angas's portrayals of early colonial Australia and New Zealand and their peoples, largely watercolours and lithographs, are s
Notes: Facsimile reprint. Originally published: London: Sampson Low, Marston Low & Searle, 1875. Ferguson no. 9681.