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Expedition
Melbourne to Menindie
Menindie to Cooper's Creek
Cooper's Creek to Carpentaria
Carpentaria to Cooper's Creek
Last Days
Aborigines
Telegrams and Chequebooks
Nutrition, Starvation and Poisoning
Navigation
The Role of Science
 
 

Expedition

Expedition map

In August 1860, thousands of people turned up to farewell the Victorian Exploring Expedition with great pomp and ceremony. Over the next nine months, the expedition travelled north in stages from Melbourne to Menindie, Menindie to Cooper’s Creek, Cooper’s Creek to the Gulf of Carpentaria, and back to Cooper’s Creek. Along the way excess supplies were discarded, enemies created, opportunities overlooked and many lives lost.

Melbourne to Menindie
Menindie to Cooper's Creek
Cooper's Creek to Carpentaria
Carpentaria to Cooper's Creek
Last Days
Aborigines
Telegrams and Chequebooks
Nutrition, Starvation and Poisoning
Navigation
The Role of Science 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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