The interior of Australia : some notes and incidents of travel

Author: Tietkens, William Henry, 1844-1933.
Responsibility: by W.H. Tietkens
Corporate Author: Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. South Australian Branch
Place: [S.l.
Publisher: s.n
Date Published: 1913]
In (Source): Proceedings (Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. South Australian Branch)
Description: 8 p. ; 22 cm.
Call Number: rgpam 919.4 T564
Subject: Tietkens, William Henry, 1844-1933--Travel
Australia--Description and travel
Australia, Central--Discovery and exploration
Travellers' writings, Australian
Subject Refs: Central Australia Travelers' writings, Australian
Australiana: Australiana
Biography: A surveyor, prospector and explorer, Tietkens was born in England, arriving in Adelaide in 1859. In 1860 he worked as newsboy, shop assistant and cowherd at the Castlemaine diggings, Victoria. He then spent three years in Melbourne as a ticket clerk with the Hobson's Bay Railway. In 1865 he spent two months with Ernest Giles assessing the pastoral potential of the upper Darling. The next few years included droving to Adelaide and some time on the Gippsland goldfields but were spent mainly in western New South Wales and northern Victoria as a station-hand. When he accompanied a party opening up new country beyond the Darling at lakes Cobham and Yantara he witnessed the Aboriginal response to the invasion of their territories. Two attacks inspired by a desire both for Western goods and for the expulsion of whites resulted in Aboriginal deaths or wounding. Tietkens "concluded that exploration and settlement were acts of conquest." During 1873 and 1875 he was second-in-command of parties l
Notes: "Reprinted from the Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch (Vol. XIV)" Ferguson 7611. Cover title.
Format: Pamphlet