Sturt’s attempt to reach the centre of the continent [chapter 26 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 26 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 9 December 1934.] The story of Australia — XXVI Sturt’s attempt to reach the centre of the continent After fourteen years of retirement Captain Sturt again entered the field of exploration. He had become fired with his […]

Discovery of the Murray: Sturt’s heroic achievement [chapter 18 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 18 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 14 October 1934.] The story of Australia — XVIII Discovery of the Murray Sturt’s heroic achievement It was in September, 1829, that Sturt was ordered to get ready for a full exploration of the Murrumbidgee. It was […]

Captain Charles Sturt: Discovery of the Darling River [chapter 17 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton]

[Editor: This is chapter 17 of “The story of Australia” by Martin Hambleton. Published in The Sunday Mail, 7 October 1934.] The story of Australia — XVII Captain Charles Sturt Discovery of the Darling River As we have already seen, Oxley, in 1816, had made an heroic attempt to explore the Macquarie River. In 1824 […]

Australia’s greatest explorer and his work [re. Charles Sturt, 16 December 1926]

[Editor: An appraisal of the explorations of Charles Sturt.] Australia’s greatest explorer and his work. By E. Waterman. The name of Captain Charles Sturt is one which will live for ever in the glorious list of heroic and daring Australian explorers. Sturt wrote that he undertook his series of toilsome explorations from “a wish to […]

Sturt and the great river system: “Greatest Australian Explorer” [by Professor Ernest Scott, 17 June 1939]

[Editor: This is part five of the “Men who made Australia” series written by Professor Ernest Scott. Published in The Advertiser (Adelaide), 17 June 1939.] Men who made Australia — No. 5 Sturt and the great river system “Greatest Australian explorer” In the fifth article of his series, “Men Who Made Australia,” Professor Sir Ernest […]