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  • Title
    Harry Chaplin - letter received from Erle Cox concerning Harold Lasseter, 1948
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  • Call number
    MLMSS 6397
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  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : CY 4636, frames 1-13 (MLMSS 6397)
  • Physical Description
    1 folder - 0.02 Meters
    Textual Records - (manuscript)

    Erle Cox (1873-1950) was a Melbourne journalist who worked on The Argus and The Age. He also published three novels.
    Harold Lasseter (c.1880-1931), gold prospector. In 1929 he claimed that he had discovered a rich gold bearing reef in Central Australia. In 1930 an expedition was formed to seearch for the reef. Following a number of accidents and dissension in the party, Lasseter went on alone. He was never seen alive again. A search party found his body and brought back his diary which revealed that he had lived among Aborigines for several months and had apparently died of starvation.
  • Scope and Content
    Letter, 29 January 1948 (5pp.); Cox gives his recollections of Lasseter from letters he received from him and several meetings he had with him.
  • Source
    Acquired from Tim McCormick in 1997
  • Access Conditions

    This material is held offsite and is usually available after 4pm on the next business day. Please submit your request through Ask a Librarian
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