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457526
  • Title
    John Bailey - History of Lasseter's Reef, and an explanation of the two expeditions despatched to the Central Australia of where the reef was alleged to be, 26 Sept., 1947.
  • Creator
  • Call number
    A 2753
  • Level of description
    Collection
  • Date

    1947
  • Type of material
  • Reference code
    457526
  • Issue Copy
    Microfilm : A 2753)
  • Physical Description
    1 vol. - 0.01 Meters
    Textual Records
    Photographs
  • ADMINISTRATIVE/ BIOGRAPHICAL HISTORY

    In 1929 Harold Lasseter claimed that, years earlier, he had discovered a rich gold bearing reef in Central Australia. In 1930 an expedition was formed, with Lasseter as guide, to search for the reef. Following a number of accidents and dissension in the party, Lasseter went on alone. He was not seen again, nor was any reef discovered. A search party found his body and brought back his diary which revealed that he had lived among Aborigines for several months in the Petermann Ranges and had apparently died of starvation. John Bailey from 1930 was honorary chairman of the Central Australia Gold Exploration Co. which financed an expedition to find L. H. B. Lasseter's lost reef. This manuscript is Bailey's account of those expeditions.
  • Scope and Content
    26 Sept. 1947; History of Lasseter's Reef (pp. 1-10)
    1947; Gold in Arnhem Land - year 1933 (pp. 11-16)
    1947; Exploring in North Australia - year 1935 (pp. 16-18)
  • Source
    Presented by J. Bailey, Oct. 1947.
  • General note

    Digital order no:Album ID : 825626
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