Australia’s Inland Explorers

Burke and WillsGregory Blaxland, William Wentworth and William Lawson
– found a route across the Blue Mountains. From Australian Museum

Robert O’Hara Burke and William Wills
– the first explorers to successfully cross the continent from south to north. From Australian Museum

Ludwig Leichhardt
– completed one of the longest inland explorative journeys in Australia, From Australian Museum

Charles Sturt
– charted the river systems of Australia. From the Australian Museum

Charles Sturt
– best known for his exploration of central Australia and the Murray River. From National Geographic Kids

Australia’s Inland Explorers

Thomas Mitchell
– discovered much of the best farming land in western Victoria and central Queensland. From Australian Museum

John McDouall Stuart
– crossed the interior of Australia from south to north. From Australian Museum

John McDouall Stuart
– crossed the continent from south to north. From SA History Hub

John McDouall Stuart
– unlocked Australia’s centre. From John McDouall Stuart Society

Videos

Blaxland, Wentworth & Lawson

Burke and Wills expedition

Reference

Slater, A 2009, Burke and Wills Camp Site. Pamamaroo Creek. NSW, photograph, Flickr, accessed 3 May 2013, <http://www.flickr.com/photos/pikerslanefarm/3435714930/>, Creative Commons license: <http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/deed.en>.