Abstract of Journal of explorations in Western Australia, 1896-7 : paper read before the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch
Journal of the Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1896-7

Author: Wells, L. A. (Lawrence Allen), 1860-1938.
Responsibility: by L.A. Wells
Corporate Author: Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition (1896-1897) Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. South Australian Branch
Place: [Adelaide
Publisher: s.n.]
Date Published: 1899 (Adelaide : J.L. Bonython & Co.)
Description: 23 p. ; 22 cm.
Call Number: rgpam 994.1 W454
Subject: Wells, L. A. (Lawrence Allen), 1860-1938--Travel--Western Australia
Wells, L. A. (Lawrence Allen), 1860-1938--Diaries
Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition (1896-1897)
Scientific expeditions--Western Australia
Western Australia--Discovery and exploration
Explorers--Western Australia--Biography
Australian diaries--19th century
Travellers' writings, Australian
Author Title AE: Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition (1896-1897). Journal of the Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1896-7
Subject Refs: Travelers' writings, Australian
Australiana: Australiana
Biography: "Wells, Lawrence Allen (1860-1938), explorer, was born on 30 April 1860 at Yallum Park, Penola, South Australia ... At 23 he joined the Northern Territory and Queensland Border Survey; pegging of the 651-mile (1048 km) line to the Gulf of Carpentaria was completed in 1886. He was surveyor in 1891 for the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, led by David Lindsay and administered by the South Australian branch of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. It set out to investigate the country between Warrina, South Australia, and the Western Australian coast. Drought caused the expedition to be diverted and exacerbated dissension among the personnel. The loyal Wells became leader. His zeal enabled the team to complete part of the exploration and to discover the East Murchison goldfields. Later, his evidence was crucial in exonerating Lindsay. ... Appointed in 1896 to head the Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition, Wells engaged the camel driver Bejah Dervish with whom he formed a
Notes: Cover title.
Cited: Ferguson, 18316
Format: Pamphlet