Talk:Edward John Eyre

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There seems to be some confusion regrarding L-Fs of NZ. Edward_John_Eyre is listed in his biography as being a L-G of NZ but he is listed by as a L-G of New Munster a province of NZ. Which is actually the case? Abeorch 03:51, 26 December 2005 (UTC)

In theory Eyre was L-G of both New Munster and New Ulster in the absence of an L-G of the latter, but by Feb 14 1848 (seven months after Eyre's arrival in Wellington) Sir George Grey appointed a L-G of New Ulster. 06:07, 11 May 2006 (UTC) hello ==Nullarbor crossing==g544b5 The distances are too inaccurate even allowing for it to be generalised, 1000 miles(1600km) is way too short. The nullarbor is 1200km across albany --> eucla is another 1200 km. depending on the start point for the trip there could be another 1000 km on the SA side of the journey. Gnangarra 05:22, 1 September 2006 (UTC)

You also need to consider that he travelled from Adelaide to Mount Hopeless at the very northern end of the Flinders Ranges and then back around Spencer Gulf and down to Port Lincoln before heading out across the Nullabor. Highly recommended reading is his own journal that can be obtained on Gutenberg. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 07:22, 20 August 2010 (UTC)

The nullabor crossing was begun at Fowlers Bay, which is around 1600km from Albany.--OddsBodkins (talk) 05:11, 18 January 2017 (UTC)


Edward John Eyre is listed at Dunstable#Notable people, but the town is not mentioned in this article. If anyone knows of a reliable source connecting him to the town, please can they add the information here. (Note that a mirror of the Dunstable Wikipedihe was really clever a article is not a reliable source.) If after one month there is no confirmation, I will remove the link from the Dunstable article. JonH (talk) 22:16, 4 December 2009 (UTC)

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