Sturt, Charles (1795-1869)

Also known as
Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869 (1795-1869)
Field of activity
Explorer; Soldier; Public Servant; Artist; Draughtsman; Ornithologist; Civil servant
Wikipedia entry
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Charles_Sturt
Worldcat Identities
http://www.worldcat.org/identities/lccn-n50-10743
VIAF
http://viaf.org/viaf/24718290
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http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35530429
NLA Persistent Identifier
https://nla.gov.au/nla.party-531843

Biographies

Charles Sturt (1795-1869), explorer, soldier and public servant, was born on 28 April 1795 in India, eldest of eight sons and one of thirteen children of Thomas Lenox Napier Sturt, a judge in Bengal under...

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Despite his reputation as an explorer, Charles Sturt was also a keen sketcher who drew early admiration from the Duke of Wellington, whose portrait Sturt drew while an ensign in the British Army. Many of Sturt's Australian sketches were later used as illustrations in his books about his inland Australian explorations. The noted natural historian John Gould was also an admirer of Sturt's drawings,

sketcher, soldier, explorer, civil servant and ornithologist, was born in India, son of a judge at Bengal. He lived with relatives in England from the age of five, finishing his education at Harrow. Commissioned ensign in 1813, he served in the Peninsular War, with the army of occupation in France (1815-18) and in Ireland. Writing from Ireland to his cousin in 1820, Sturt reported drawing 'a most beautiful portrait’ of the Duke of Wellington which had made him 'much favoured at headquarters’, as well as a caricature of the brigade-major which had 'picked up a deuce of a dust’ when engraved and put in 'every ginger-bread shop in Dublin’. Sturt came to Sydney in 1827 as a captain in his regiment. The following year he undertook an exploring expedition to trace the course of the Macquarie River. He sketched the main outlines of the northern river system, including the Bogan and the Castlereagh, and discovered the Darling near its junction with the Bogan. In the summer of 1829-30 he went down the Murrumbidgee River and discovered its junction with the Murray and that of the Murray with the Darling. He then proceeded down the Murray to Lake Alexandrina and the river mouth before returning to his base. He served on Norfolk Island for about a year from August 1830, then was given leave because he was going blind. At the end of 1831 he returned to England, where his sight responded to medical treatment and where he published Two Expeditions ...

  • 1827 Arrived Sydney, NSW

Flourished

  • fl. c.1820 - c.1849

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Charles Sturt, a military officer, undertook an exploration of the Murrumbidgee and Murray Rivers in 1829. He later took up a position as Assistant Commissioner of Lands in South Australia and in 1844-1846 explored Central Australia.

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Related people and organisations

Design and Art Australia Online

  • Rhodes House Library, Oxford, England, UK
  • British Library, London, England, UK
  • National Library of Australia, Canberra, ACT
  • Mitchell Library, State Library of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW
  • (see also) Royal Geographical Society
  • (see also) Skipper, John Michael
  • (see also) Crossland, John Michael
  • (see also) Gould, John
  • (see also) Gawler,
  • (see also) Clayton, Benjamin
  • (see also) Frome,
  • (see also) Wellington, Duke Of
  • (see also) Frome, Edward Charles
  • (see also) Burr, Thomas
  • (see also) Clayton, B.
  • (see also) Gould, John
  • (see also) Venables, Henry Pares
  • (see also) Royal Geographical Society, London, England, UK
  • (see also) Possum Hunt, Murrumbidgee Region, December 1829

Resources for Charles Sturt

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Sturt, Charles
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Charles Sturt, 1795-1869
    Gammage, Bill
    Published: Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004
    Series: Oxford Dictionary of National Biography
  3. Sturt, Charles (1795-1869), explorer, soldier and public servant
    Gibbney, H.J.
    Published: Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967
    Series: Australian Dictionary of Biography, 2, 495-498
  4. Life of Charles Sturt
    Sturt, Mrs Napier George
    Published: Smith & Elder, London, 1899
  5. Charles Sturt, Explorer and Naturalist
    Rainbow, W. A.
    Published: 1930
    Series: The Australian Museum Magazine, 4, 75-77
  6. Captain Charles Sturt
    Kennedy, D.
    Published: Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1958
    Series: Australian Explorers
  7. Charles Sturt: His Life and Journeys of Exploration
    Cumpston, J. H. L.
    Published: Georgian House, Melbourne, 1951
  8. What Charles Sturt saw in 1830 - syphilis beyond the colonial boundaries?
    Dowling, Peter
    Published: 2017
    Series: Health and History, 19, 1, 44-59
  9. Technology in Australia 1788-1988
    Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering
    Published: Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre, Melbourne, 2000

Resources by Charles Sturt (81)

  1. Various documents re Charles Sturt, c.1829-c.1854, 1924
    Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869
    [ Microform, Book : 1829-1924 ]
    At NT Library
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  2. [The Sturt papers]
    Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869
    [ Book : 1812-1869 ]
    At CSU Wagga Wagga
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  3. Account of journey
    Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869
    [ Unpublished : 1838 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  4. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia, performed under the authority of Her Majesty's government, during the years 1844, 5, and 6 : together with a notice of the province of South Australia in 1847 [maps]
    Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869
    [ Book : 1964 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  5. Expédition dans l'intérieur de l'Australie Méridionale pendant les années 1828, 1829, 1830 et 1831 : avec des observations sur le sol, le climat, et les resources en géneral de la Nouvelle-Galle du Sud, par le Capitaine Charles Sturt
    Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869
    [ Book : 1834 ]
    Languages: French
    At State Library of NSW
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  6. Jack Absalom in the steps of Sturt
    [ Video : 1988 ]
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  7. Course of the Hume River, from the hilly districts to the junction of the Morumbidgee / by Captain Charles Sturt ; communicated by Lord Stanley
    Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869
    [ Book : 1830 ]
    At RGSSA Library
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  8. Sketches, 22 Sept.-22 Nov. [1844] and diary, 3-21 Nov. [1845] of an expedition into Central Australia
    Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869
    [ Book : 1990-1993 ]
    At CSU Wagga Wagga
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  9. Edward Stokes reading from the diary of Sturt's explorations
    Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869
    [ Sound : 1844-1845 ]
    At National Library
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  10. North Australian exploring expedition : copy <of> correspondence
    Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869
    [ Book : 1855 ]
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  1. Sturt's Expedition
    [ Photograph : 1844 ]
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    Sturt's Expedition
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  2. Sturt's Expedition
    [ Photograph : 1844 ]
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    Sturt's Expedition
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  3. Stanley Range
    [ Photograph : 1844 ]
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    Stanley Range
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  4. Various documents re Charles Sturt, c.1829-c.1854, 1924
    Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869
    [ Microform, Book : 1829-1924 ]
    At NT Library
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  5. [The Sturt papers]
    Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869
    [ Book : 1812-1869 ]
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  6. Sturt's Expedition
    [ Photograph : 1844 ]
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    Sturt's Expedition
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  7. Account of journey
    Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869
    [ Unpublished : 1838 ]
    At State Library VIC
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  8. Narrative of an expedition into Central Australia, performed under the authority of Her Majesty's government, during the years 1844, 5, and 6 : together with a notice of the province of South Australia in 1847 [maps]
    Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869
    [ Book : 1964 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  9. Expédition dans l'intérieur de l'Australie Méridionale pendant les années 1828, 1829, 1830 et 1831 : avec des observations sur le sol, le climat, et les resources en géneral de la Nouvelle-Galle du Sud, par le Capitaine Charles Sturt
    Sturt, Charles, 1795-1869
    [ Book : 1834 ]
    Languages: French
    At State Library of NSW
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  10. Jack Absalom in the steps of Sturt
    [ Video : 1988 ]
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  1. Sturt, Charles (1763-1812)
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  2. Charles Sturt Museum
    ... House and grounds of Captain Sturt, circa 1840's, with 80% of the present cottages contents from ... Captain Sturt, other Sturt memorabilia including theodolite, expedition flags, telescope, boat artefacts ...
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  3. Charles Sturt University Reprographics Unit
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  1. CAPTAIN CHARLES STURT (1795-1869) Notable Explorer
    Sunday Mail (Brisbane, Qld. : 1926 - 1954) Sunday 23 September 1928 p 28 Article
    ... CAPTAB^ CHARLES STURT (1795-1869) Notable Explorer Captain Charles Sturt was born at Chunar, near ... Benares, India, on April 28, 1795. His father was a Judge in Bengal, under the East 'India Company. He was ... 848 words
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  2. AUSTRALIAN EXPLORERS. 3.—Charles Sturt (1795-1869).
    Toodyay Herald (WA : 1912 - 1954) Friday 10 March 1939 p 4 Article
    ... AUSTRALIAN EXPLORERS. 3.—Charles Sturt (1795-1869). Sailed for New South Wales in 1826 with a ... expedition to the centre of Australia were the big achievements of Sturt's career as ait explorer. In 1847 he ... 75 words
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  3. AUSTRALIAN EXPLORERS. 3.—Charles Sturt (1795-1869).
    South Western Advertiser (Perth, WA : 1910 - 1954) Friday 10 March 1939 p 3 Article
    ... AUSTRALIAN EXPLORERS. 3.—Charles Sturt (1795-1869). Sailed for New South Wales in 1826 Willi a ... 75 words
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  1. Sturt's Expedition
    [ Photograph : 1844 ]
    Sturt's Expedition
  2. Sturt's Expedition
    [ Photograph : 1844 ]
    Sturt's Expedition
  3. Stanley Range
    [ Photograph : 1844 ]
    Stanley Range
  4. Sturt's Expedition
    [ Photograph : 1844 ]
    Sturt's Expedition
  5. [The Depot Glen] [Charles Sturt]
    Sturt, Charles, ...
    [ Art work : 1844 ]
    [The Depot Glen] [Charles Sturt]
  6. Murrumbidgee River (Sturt's expedit ...
    Sturt, Charles, ...
    [ Art work : 1829 ]
    Murrumbidgee River (Sturt's expedition)
  1. CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY ACT 1989 No. 76PROCLAMATION
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 22 December 1989 p 11022

    Government Gazette Proclamations And Legislation

    ... CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY ACT 1989 No. 76 -PROCLAMATION (L. S.) D. J. MARTIN ,Governor. I, Rear ... Council, and in pursuance of section 2 of the Charles Sturt University Act 1989, do, by this my ... 117 words
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  2. By-Laws Charles Sturt University Amendment By-law 1999 under the Charles Sturt University Act 1989
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 25 June 1999 [Issue No.72] p 4345

    Government Gazette Proclamations And Legislation

    ... By-Laws Charles Sturt University Amendment By-law 1999 under the Charles Sturt University Act 1989 ... Sturt University Act 1989, has approved the following By-law made by the Council of Charles Sturt ... 4677 words
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  3. CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY ACT 1989 Appointments to the Board of Governors Charles Sturt University
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 4 November 1994 [Issue No.147] p 6557

    Government Gazette Appointments And Employment

    ... CHARLES STURT UNIVERSITY ACT 1989 Appointments to the Board of Governors Charles Stmt University I ... Charles Sturt University Act 1989, appoint the following persons, nominated by the Council of the ... 136 words
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  1. Charles Sturt University : sprint orienteering map / Waggaroos ; fieldwork and cartography, Alex Davey, December 2006-February 2007
    Waggaroos (Orienteering club)
    [ Map : 2007 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  2. [Thurgoona site plan : incorporating site of Thurgoona Campus, Charles Sturt University] / Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation
    Albury-Wodonga Development Corporation (Australia)
    [ Map : 1994 ]
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  3. [Thurgoona aerial photograph : incorporating site of Thurgoona Campus, Charles Sturt University]
    Land and Property Information (N.S.W.)
    [ Map : 1998 ]
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  1. Charles Sturt University gazette
    Charles Sturt University
    [ Periodical : 1991 ]
    At 2 libraries
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  2. Research report / Charles Sturt University
    Charles Sturt University
    [ Periodical : 1991-2019 ]
    Languages: English;Undetermined, [1 other]
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  3. Handbook / Charles Sturt University-Murray
    Charles Sturt University--Murray
    [ Periodical : 1990-1991 ]
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  4. Billboard (Charles Sturt University)
    Charles Sturt University
    [ Periodical : 1992-2019 ]
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  1. Charles Sturt
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    At Flinders University
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  2. [Charlotte Sturt ] (Boulogne) to [Charles Sturt], 03 Febuary 1848, (File), (from Papers of Captain Charles Sturt / Letters (8))
    [ Unpublished : 1848 ]
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    At AJCP
    [Charlotte Sturt ] (Boulogne) to [Charles Sturt], 03 Febuary 1848,  (File),  (from Papers of Captain Charles Sturt  / Letters  (8))
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  3. Letter to Rev. R Haining from Charles Sturt
    Sturt, Charles, Captain
    [ Unpublished : 1844 ]
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  1. Albert Charles Woodhouse
    Albert Charles Woodhouse
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  2. O'CONNER, Arthur Charles
    O'CONNER, Arthur Charles
    Created by markauturnbull, 33 items.

    Dr Arthur O'CONNOR. Married Isabella Ada WILLIAMS, daughter of Henry Williams of Kenilworth, Roslyn st. Darlinghurst. Brother of Dr Maurice O'CONNOR and Edward O'CONNOR.

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  3. MULLETT Charles Samuel
    MULLETT Charles Samuel
    Created by mith, 3 items.

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  1. Charles Sturt : portrait sitter file
    Sturt, Charles
    [ Book ]
    At Nat Portrait Gall
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  2. Contrasts : within the Charles Sturt University Art Collection / [Exhibition curator : Thomas A. Middlemost]
    Charles Sturt University
    [ Book : 2005 ]
    At 8 libraries
    Contrasts : within the Charles Sturt University Art Collection / [Exhibition curator : Thomas A. Middlemost]
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  3. Captain Charles Sturt
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    At WhitehorseManning
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  4. ...Captain Charles Sturt... / Melbourne, Oxford University Press, [1958] 32 p. illus, port. map. 19 cm
    Kennedy, D. E. (Donald Edward), 1928-
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    Languages: Undetermined
    At ANU Library
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  1. Interviews concerning the City of Charles Sturt: SUMMARY RECORD / Interviewer: Linda Lacey
    City of Charles Sturt
    [ Sound : 2007 ]
    At State Library S Aust
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  2. Charles Sturt Uni says fees set to double
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. News
    [ Sound : 2014 ]
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    Charles Sturt Uni says fees set to double
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  3. M.J. Langley on his Biography of Captain Charles Sturt. Tr. A. Copy
    [ Sound : 1968 ]
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    At Flinders University
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  4. M.J. Langley on his Biography of Captain Charles Sturt. Tr. B. Copy
    [ Sound : 1968 ]
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    At Flinders University
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