Talk:Thomas Mitchell (explorer)

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Article said:Mitchell is commemorated by the Mitchell Library at the State Library of New South Wales, Anon editor posted:

The Mitchell Library in Sydney does not commemorate Thomas Mitchell. It is named after David Scott Mitchell, the benefactor whose personal collection of books was donated to the state to form the basis of a library, to be known as the Mitchell Library.

Article amended and reason here on discussion page--A Y Arktos (Talk) 18:36, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

From the Mitchell Library;s web site: The year 2007 marks the centenary of the greatest single cultural bequest to the Australian nation. On his death in July 1907, David Scott Mitchell, an avid collector of Australiana, left to the Australian people his extraordinary collections of books, documents, maps and pictures. His generosity and foresight, along with other great Library benefactors, such as Sir William Dixson and Jean Garling, will be celebrated in 2007.--A Y Arktos (Talk) 18:45, 6 November 2005 (UTC)

Proposed "Eastern Australia"[edit]

There is a proposal that he made for an Eastern Australia with the boundary part of the murray & darling rivers, and going north up to near Gladstone, shown at this 1841 map. not sure how to include this --Astrokey44 04:23, 6 April 2007 (UTC)


What happened to the Exploration section? Was it taken out for a reason? Seems to strange to have an article on a noted explorer without any of his explorer-y stuff. 08:32, 7 May 2007 (UTC)Dave

thomas michell[edit]

Thomas was young man. He jioned the army when he was 17.he was good at making maps,reading,mathmatics.WHEN he was 35 he took over john oxly as —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 05:43, 19 March 2010 (UTC)

Removal of 3rd and 4th expeditions[edit]

This edit was made with the assertion that it was inaccurate. Without knowing this history, can anyone confirm this? A Cite needed tag would probably be a better solution for verification? SauliH (talk) 07:38, 12 August 2010 (UTC)

  • The information on the fourth expedition was brief and not very informative but certainly not "totally wrong" as claimed by the editor who removed these sections. I'm not sure of the accuracy of the third expedition information, but I agree that a 'cite needed' tag is a far better option. Scottius11 (talk) 02:39, 28 August 2010 (UTC)

work in progress[edit]

I have re-written the section on Mitchell's First Expedition, as it had no inline references. Work is needed on the next three sections as well, and in time I hope to improve them. Summerdrought (talk) 22:10, 27 March 2014 (UTC)