Geographic travels in central Australia from 1872 to 1874 by Ernest GilesGeographic travels in central Australia from 1872 to 1874 by Ernest Giles

Geographic travels in central Australia from 1872 to 1874

byErnest Giles

Paperback | February 11, 2012

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1875 Excerpt: ... ponds, where the reeds opened in the channel, and we flushed up several flocks of ducks. It appeared to me, that the water was at a rather low.ebb; for, although there had been rain enough to start young grass and new herbage, yet not nearly sufficient to flood any creeks had fallen, for not one of the branch-creeks, which ran into Birthday-Creek, had the slightest appearance of having been flooded for years, nor was there a drop in the large holes at our first camp on that ereek, which if filled would probably hold for a year; therefore I think I saw this region by no means at its best--that was the opinion I formed upon the spot; at all events I thought it high time that such a locality should be no longer nameless, I therefore christened it upon the spot--" The Ferdinand Chain," after my best and kindest friend, Baron von Mueller, a principal subscriber to the fund for my expedition, and who furnished also many of the instruments. I have since discovered, that it was seen from a distance and named by Mr. Gosse the Musgrave Ranges. The watercourse, which commences its existence here and ends perhaps far away, I have named "The Ferdinand;" and the glen where I now am, and through which it leaves its parent hills, I have named "Glen Ferdinand." The glen extended nearly five miles; and, where it ended, the water ceased to show upon the surface. At the end of the water we encamped, and I do not remember any day's work during my life, which gave me more pleasure than this; for I trust it will be believed that--' The proud desire of sowing broad the germs of lasting worth Shall challenge give to scornful laugh of careless sons of earth. Though mirth deride the pilgrim-feet that tread the desert plain, The thought that cheers me onward is--I have not lived in v...
Title:Geographic travels in central Australia from 1872 to 1874Format:PaperbackDimensions:122 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.26 inPublished:February 11, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0217838472

ISBN - 13:9780217838474