Three notable explorers: Gregory, Warburton, and Giles [chapter 37 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 37 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 10 March 1935.] The story of Australia. — XXXVII Three notable explorers Gregory, Warburton, and Giles A. C. Gregory — X Sir Augustus Charles Gregory was born at Farnsfield, in Nottinghamshire, in August, 1819, and was in […]

Forrest’s second and third expeditions [chapter 36 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 36 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 3 March 1935.] The story of Australia — XXXVI. Forrest’s second and third expeditions John Forrest returned to Perth on August 6, 1869, and almost immediately was called upon to equip and organise a second expedition. The […]

John Forrest’s first journey of exploration [chapter 35 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 35 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 24 February 1935.] The story of Australia — XXXV. John Forrest’s first journey of exploration It was in connection with the ill-fated explorer, Leichhardt, that John Forrest began his career as an Australian explorer. Towards the close […]

Further efforts to find Burke and Wills [chapter 34 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 34 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 17 February 1935.] The story of Australia. — XXXIV. Further efforts to find Burke and Wills Both John McKinlay and William Landsborough, whose exploration work is described hereunder, were men of courage and fortitude, and, although their […]

Last scenes of Burke and Wills tragedy [chapter 33 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 33 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 10 February 1935.] The story of Australia — XXXIII Last scenes of Burke and Wills tragedy Burke and Wills had not gone far towards Mount Hopeless, however, before one of the camels got bogged, and again valuable […]