1865, English, Unpublished edition: Journal [manuscript]. Delisser, E. A.

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Physical Description
  • 10 cm. (2 v. and 1 tin carrying case)
Published
  • 1865.
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • Journal
Creator
  • Delisser, E. A.
Published
  • 1865.
Medium
  • [manuscript].
Physical Description
  • 10 cm. (2 v. and 1 tin carrying case)
Subjects
Time Period
  • 1865/​05/​01-1865/​10/​05
Summary
  • Journal of the Great Australian Bight Expedition, May-October 1865, recording the exploration and naming of the Nullabor Plain. Written in pencil and ink, the journal covers the dates 1 May to 5 October. Both volumes include mounted and identified botanical specimens, with some since lost or deteriorated. Book II includes a sketch plan entitled "Bight Country -The two catocombs near Kuelna [Colona?] July 16 Sunday -1865". This volume appears to contain the first written use of the name Nullabor Plain under the date Friday 18 August 1865.
Biography
  • Alfred Delisser was a private surveyor under contract to the South Australian government who carried out a number of surveys of the Great Australian Bight area between 1865 and 1867.
Notes
  • Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 7988.
  • Available also on microfilm.
Access Conditions
  • Available for reference. Not for loan.
Language
  • English
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