Gosse, William Christie (1842-1881)

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Explorer; Surveyor
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Biographies

William Christie Gosse (1842-1881), explorer and surveyor, was born on 11 December 1842 in Hoddesdon, England, the second son of William Gosse and his wife Agnes, née Grant. His father, a medical practitioner,...

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William Gosse was the first white man to discover Ayers Rock (now known as Uluru). This find was made during a South Australian government-backed exploration to find a crossing between Alice Springs and Perth. His party had to turn back before reaching Perth, but still managed to open up and map over 60,000 square miles of previously uncharted land. Prior to this trip, Gosse worked for the surveyor-general's office surveying the far north and south-eastern districts of South Australia.

  • Life event - Migrated to Australia (Adelaide) with family
  • Career position - Surveyor in the Surveyor-General's Office of South Australia
  • Career position - Leader of an expedition from Alice Springs to Perth
  • Career position - Discovered and named Ayers Rock
  • Career position - Deputy Surveyor-General for South Australia

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Gosse, William Christie
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Gosse, William Christie (1842-1881), explorer and surveyor
    Gosse, Fayette
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1972
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 4, 276

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  1. The discovery of Ayers Rock : W.C. Gosse explorations, 1873
    Gosse, William Christie, 1842-1881
    [ Book : 1976 ]
    At 15 libraries
    The discovery of Ayers Rock : W.C. Gosse explorations, 1873
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  2. W. C. Gosse's explorations, 1873 : report and diary of Mr. W. C. Gosse's central and western exploring expedition, 1873. [Adelaide, Govt. Pr., 1874]
    Gosse, William Christie, 1842-1881
    [ Book : 1874-1973 ]
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    W. C. Gosse's explorations, 1873 : report and diary of Mr. W. C. Gosse's central and western exploring expedition, 1873. [Adelaide, Govt. Pr., 1874]
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  3. W.C. Gosse's explorations, 1873 : report and diary of Mr. W.C. Gosse's central and western exploring expedition, 1873
    Gosse, William Christie, 1842-1881
    [ Article : 1874 ]
    At 8 libraries
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  4. W.C. Gosse's explorations, 1873 : report and diary of Mr. W.C. Gosse's central and western exploring expedition, 1873
    Gosse, William Christie, 1842-1881
    [ Article : 1874 ]
    At 8 libraries
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  5. W. C. Gosse's explorations, 1873 : report and diary of Mr. W. C. Gosse's central and western exploring expedition, 1873
    Gosse, William Christie, 1842-1881
    [ Article : 1874 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  6. W. C. Gosse's explorations, 1873 : report and diary of Mr. W. C. Gosse's central and western exploring expedition, 1873
    Gosse, William Christie, 1842-1881
    [ Article : 1874 ]
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  7. Map of route travelled and discoveries made by South Australian Government Central and Western Exploring Expedition under command of William Christie Gosse : showing natural features and description of country / drawn by Edwin S. Berry 1873 ; W.C. Go...
    Berry, Edwin S
    [ Map : 1876-1968 ]
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    Map of route travelled and discoveries made by South Australian Government Central and Western Exploring Expedition under command of William Christie Gosse : showing natural features and description of country / drawn by Edwin S. Berry 1873 ; W.C. Gosse 9.3.76
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  8. Map of route travelled and discoveries made by South Australian Government Central and Western Exploring Expedition under command of William Christie Gosse : showing natural features and description of country [with mining leases added] / drawn by Ed...
    Berry, Edwin S
    [ Map : 1875-1968 ]
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    Map of route travelled and discoveries made by South Australian Government Central and Western Exploring Expedition under command of William Christie Gosse : showing natural features and description of country [with mining leases added] / drawn by Edwin S. Berry
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  9. [Explorations in Central Australia by Gosse, Giles, and Tietkens : bound collection of pamphlets]
    Gosse, William Christie, 1842-1881
    [ Book : 1873 ]
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  10. 'Rough Diary of William Christie Gosse's Expedition when Ayers' Rock was discovered'
    Gosse, William Christie, 1842-1881
    [ Unpublished : 1873 ]
    At RGSSA Library
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  1. The discovery of Ayers Rock : W.C. Gosse explorations, 1873
    Gosse, William Christie, 1842-1881
    [ Book : 1976 ]
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    The discovery of Ayers Rock : W.C. Gosse explorations, 1873
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  2. W. C. Gosse's explorations, 1873 : report and diary of Mr. W. C. Gosse's central and western exploring expedition, 1873. [Adelaide, Govt. Pr., 1874]
    Gosse, William Christie, 1842-1881
    [ Book : 1874-1973 ]
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    W. C. Gosse's explorations, 1873 : report and diary of Mr. W. C. Gosse's central and western exploring expedition, 1873. [Adelaide, Govt. Pr., 1874]
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  3. W.C. Gosse's explorations, 1873 : report and diary of Mr. W.C. Gosse's central and western exploring expedition, 1873
    Gosse, William Christie, 1842-1881
    [ Article : 1874 ]
    At 8 libraries
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  4. W. C. Gosse's explorations, 1873 : report and diary of Mr. W. C. Gosse's central and western exploring expedition, 1873
    Gosse, William Christie, 1842-1881
    [ Article : 1874 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  5. [Biographical cuttings on William Christie Gosse, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
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  6. William Christie Gosse
    [ Photograph : 1875 ]
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    William Christie Gosse
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  7. Map of route travelled and discoveries made by South Australian Government Central and Western Exploring Expedition under command of William Christie Gosse : showing natural features and description of country / drawn by Edwin S. Berry 1873 ; W.C. Go...
    Berry, Edwin S
    [ Map : 1876-1968 ]
    View online
    At National Library
    Map of route travelled and discoveries made by South Australian Government Central and Western Exploring Expedition under command of William Christie Gosse : showing natural features and description of country / drawn by Edwin S. Berry 1873 ; W.C. Gosse 9.3.76
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  8. Map of route travelled and discoveries made by South Australian Government Central and Western Exploring Expedition under command of William Christie Gosse : showing natural features and description of country [with mining leases added] / drawn by Ed...
    Berry, Edwin S
    [ Map : 1875-1968 ]
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    Map of route travelled and discoveries made by South Australian Government Central and Western Exploring Expedition under command of William Christie Gosse : showing natural features and description of country [with mining leases added] / drawn by Edwin S. Berry
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  9. [Explorations in Central Australia by Gosse, Giles, and Tietkens : bound collection of pamphlets]
    Gosse, William Christie, 1842-1881
    [ Book : 1873 ]
    At RGSSA Library
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  10. S.A. Northern Pioneers: W.C. Gosse
    [ Photograph : 1870 ]
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    S.A. Northern Pioneers: W.C. Gosse
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  1. Report and diary of Mr. W. C. Gosse's central and western exploring expedition 1873 / Orderedby the House of Assembly to be printed, 2nd June, 1874
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    Frearson's Monthly Illustrated Adelaide News (SA : 1880 - 1884) Thursday 1 September 1881 p 143 Article Illustrated
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