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The History of the Exploration of Australia is an outline of exploration in Australia and it's territories.

This page is a subpage of WikiProject Australian history.

Australian geography, as explained in the works of Australian exploration, might be called an unlearned study.
Australia Twice Traversed, by Ernest Giles

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WikiProject Australian history - Exploration of Australia
Main | 1500-1599 | 1600-1699 | 1700-1799 | 1800-1899 | since 1900

Tagging and Categorising Articles[edit]

Articles related to exploration in Australia should be tagged on the Talk page with {{WP Australia|explore=yes}}

Articles related to maritime exploration in Australia should be tagged on the Talk page with {{WP Australia|explore=yes|maritime=yes}}

For full details about using this talk page template see Template:WP Australia.

Rating Articles[edit]

When tagging articles, the articles class and importance can be rated. Please see Wikipedia:WikiProject Australia/Assessment for details on assessment guidelines.

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Class[edit]

The following values may be used for the class parameter:

Importance[edit]

The following values may be used for the importance parameter:

In relation to exploration, articles with a Top rating will typically be the most notable explorers and expeditions in Australian history. ie James Cook, Burke and Wills
In relation to exploration, articles with a Low rating will typically be the explorers and expeditions not well known in Australian history. The exploration may have been limited in scope, or performed by people to whom exploration was not their main occupation. Remember that another Australian project may deem the article of higher importance for non-exploration related reasons.
  • The parameter is not used if an article's class is set to NA

Infobox[edit]

Biographical infoboxes can be found at Biography Infoboxes. Where explorers had other careers some shortcuts to pertinent infoboxes are listed.

General Bios - Template:Infobox Biography
Military Bios - Template:Infobox Military Person
Political Bios - Template:Infobox Politician

Resources[edit]

Guidelines for Writing Articles[edit]

Explorer Biography Articles[edit]

Expedition Articles[edit]

Naming[edit]

If an expedition had a contemporary "official" name, use that name as its title. For example:

If an expedition is widely known by a particular name, then the article should use that name as its title. example:

If the expedition or series of expeditions does not have wide recognition with a particular name, then it should be titled in the form {{Explorer/s}} {{expedition/s or voyage}} ({{date}} - optional to be used if the explorer (or pairing of explorers) had more than one expedition); that is, Explorer expedition or Explorer expedition of year. Examples:

Content[edit]

Articles about a particular expedition or series of expeditions, should answer the following questions.

1. Who led the exploration party?
2. Who else was in the party, and what did they do?
3. What dates did they leave, return, reach an objective?
4. What was the purpose of the expedition? Did they achieve it?
5. Who funded the expedition?
6. What was or was not discovered? What significant events occurred?
7. What route did they take? (show chart if possible)
8. What vessel, means of travel, equipment did they use?
9. What did the lesser members of the party accomplish (ie botanists, artists, astronomers etc)?
10. What has been written about the expedition (ie books, movies)?
WikiProject Australian history - Exploration of Australia
Main | 1500-1599 | 1600-1699 | 1700-1799 | 1800-1899 | since 1900

Expedition Articles[edit]

These articles relate to explorer expeditions to, in or around Australia and it's territories.

1900[edit]
1901 Finckh voyage of 1901 *Alfred Edmund Finckh investigated the Great Barrier Reef from Cooktown to Lizard Island
resources - Alfred Edmund Finckh bio page
1901 - 1904 British National Antarctic Expedition Robert Falcon Scott exploration along the coast of the Ross Sea in Antarctica.
resources - Louis Charles Bernacchi bio page
1901 Canning expedition of 1901 Alfred Canning surveyed for No.1 rabbit proof fence
Canning Stock Route
resources - Alfred Wernam Canning bio page
1901 Drake-Brockman expedition of 1901 Frederick Slade Drake-Brockman explored north of the Kimberleys
Charles Crossland
F. M. House
Andrew Gibb Maitland
resources - Maitland, Andrew Gibb bio page
Frederick Slade Drake-Brockman bio page
1903 North-West Prospecting Expedition Lawrence Allen Wells
1903 Hann expedition of 1903 *check dates* Frank Hann opened a track from Laverton to the Warburton Ranges
1905 Brown expedition of 1905 Henry Yorke Lyell Brown journeyed to Charlotte Waters and to the north-west of the Northern Territory
resources - Henry Yorke Lyell Brown bio page
1906 - 1907 Canning expedition of 1906 to 1907 Alfred Canning surveyed for No.1 rabbit proof fence
resources - Alfred Wernam Canning bio page explored from Daydawn, WA to Halls Creek
1907 Brown expedition of 1907 Henry Yorke Lyell Brown went from Van Diemen Gulf to the McArthur River
resources - Henry Yorke Lyell Brown bio page
1907 Hann expedition of 1907 *check dates* Frank Hann investigated a rumour of gold at Queen Victoria Springs on the South Australian border in 1903 and in 1907
1907 - 1909 Nimrod Expedition *check dates* Ernest Shackleton expedition to South Pole.
Raymond Edward Priestley
Nimrod (ship)
George Buckley (explorer)
Frank Wild
Eric Marshall
Edgeworth David
Jameson Adams
Leo Arthur Cotton
resources - S. Murray-Smith, 'Priestley, Sir Raymond Edward (1886 - 1974)', Australian Dictionary of Biography, Online Edition, Copyright 2006, updated continuously, ISSN 1833-7538, published by Australian National University
Sir Tannatt William Edgeworth David bio page
Leo Arthur Cotton bio page
1909 Chewings expedition of 1909 Charles Chewings surveyed a stock route from Barrow Creek to Victoria River
resources - Charles Chewings bio page
1909 Brown expedition of 1909 Henry Yorke Lyell Brown assessed the Tanami goldfield
resources - Henry Yorke Lyell Brown bio page
1910[edit]
1910 - 1912 Amundsen expedition of 1910 to 1912 *check dates* Roald Amundsen Expedition to South Pole.
resources - link 2
1910 - 1913 Terra Nova expedition Robert Falcon Scott second Antarctic expedition
Thomas Griffith Taylor
Raymond Edward Priestley
resources - Sir Raymond Edward Priestley bio page
Thomas Griffith Taylor bio page
1911 - 1914 Australasian Antarctic Expedition *check dates* Douglas Mawson Antarctic Expedition.
resources - link 2
Sir Douglas Mawson bio page
Andrew Dougald Watson bio page
Herbert Dyce Murphy bio page
Morton Henry Moyes bio page
John King Davis bio page
Cecil Thomas Madigan bio page
Charles Francis Laseron bio page
James Francis Hurley bio page
John George Hunter bio page
Charles Archibald Brookes Hoadley bio page
Frederick Ainsworth bio page
1914 - 1916 Imperial Trans-Antarctic Expedition Ernest Shackleton Expedition to South Pole.
resources - link 2
James Francis Hurley bio page
Sir Lionel George Alfred Hooke bio page
1916 Amundsen expedition of 1910 to 1912 Herbert Basedow searched for munition minerals in the northern Kimberleys of Western Australia
resources - Herbert Basedow bio page
1920[edit]
192? Basedow expedition of 192? Herbert Basedow led a search for the remains of Ludwig Leichhardt
resources - Herbert Basedow bio page
1920 - 1921 Cope voyage of 1921 to 1922 J L Cope unsuccessful voyage to Graham Land.
resources - Sir George Hubert Wilkins bio page
1920 - 1923 Hurley expeditions 0f 1920 to 1923 James Francis "Frank" Hurley made two long and well-publicized filming expeditions to the Torres Strait Islands and to Papua
resources - James Francis Hurley bio page
1921 - 1922 Shackleton-Rowett Expedition Ernest Shackleton in Antarctic region
1926 Mackay expedition of 1926 Donald George Mackay went into the Petermann Ranges by camel
Herbert Basedow
resources - Donald George Mackay bio page
1928 Mackay expedition of 1926 Donald George Mackay explored Arnhem Land
Herbert Basedow
resources - Donald George Mackay bio page
1928 Colson expedition of 1928 Edmund Albert Colson explored west of the Goyder River for 300 miles (483 km) beyond Mount Irwin station.
resources - Edmund Albert Colson bio page
1928 - 1929 Wilkins aerial expeditions of 1928 and 1929 George Hubert Wilkins Antarctica
1929 - 1930 British Australian and New Zealand Antarctic Research Expedition Douglas Mawson lead voyages to Antarctica
resources - Morton Henry Moyes bio page
John King Davis bio page
James Francis Hurley bio page
1929 Canning expedition of 1929 Alfred Canning reopened Canning Stock Route
resources - Alfred Wernam Canning bio page
1930[edit]
1930 Terry expeditions of 1930 Michael Terry explored in the Petermann and Tomkinson ranges
Edmund Albert Colson
resources - Edmund Albert Colson bio page
1930 Wilkins expedition of 1930 George Hubert Wilkins Antarctica
1931 Mawson expedition of 1931 *check dates* Douglas Mawson charts 4,000 miles of Antarctic coastline and claims 42% of the icy mass for Australia
1933 and 1934 Davies expeditions of 1933 and 1934 Harold Whitridge Davies studied the possibility that Aborigines living in the hot, arid conditions could have become especially adapted to water deprivation. First at Hermannsburg, and second at Mount Liebig. These are probably not properly called exploration expeditions, but have been included here nonetheless.
Theodor George Henry Strehlow
resources - Harold Whitridge Davies bio page
Theodor George Henry Strehlow bio page
1933 - 1934 Wilkins and Ellsworth expedition of 1933 to 1934 George Hubert Wilkins and Lincoln Ellsworth Antarctica
1934-1937 British Graham Land Expedition John Riddoch Rymill made explorations of Antarctica
William E. Hampton
resources - British Graham Land Expedition, 1934-37
John Riddoch Rymill bio page
1934 - 1935 Wilkins and Ellsworth expedition of 1934 to 1935 George Hubert Wilkins and Lincoln Ellsworth Antarctica
1935 Strickland-Purari patrol Jack Gordon Hides explored in the region of Papua, between the Strickland and Purari rivers
resources - Jack Gordon Hides bio page
1935 - 1936 Wilkins and Ellsworth expedition of 1935 to 1936 George Hubert Wilkins and Lincoln Ellsworth Antarctica
1936 Colson expedition of 1936 Edmund Albert Colson crossed the Simpson Desert
Eringa Peter
resources - Edmund Albert Colson bio page
1938 - 1939 Wilkins and Ellsworth expedition of 1938 to 1939 George Hubert Wilkins and Lincoln Ellsworth Antarctica
1939 Madigan expedition of 1939 Cecil Madigan crosses Simpson Desert
resources - Cecil Thomas Madigan bio page
1994 David Noble (canyoner) explorer of Wollemi National Park, discovered the Wollemi Pine (unsure whether this really belongs in an exploration list)