Terry, Michael (1899-1981)

Field of activity
Surveyor; Explorer; Author
Libraries Australia
http://nla.gov.au/anbd.aut-an35544071
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Biographies

Michael Terry was the leader of fourteen inland Australia expeditions between 1923 and 1935, mainly working for Adelaide mining companies seeking minerals.

  • Served in the No. 2 Squadron of the RNAS Armoured Cars, with foreign service in Russia
  • Captured by Bolsheviks at Kursk in Russia
  • Life event - Settled in Australia
  • Crossed Australia from Winton, Queensland, to Broome, Western Australia in a car
  • Led an expedition with caterpillar-track trucks from Darwin in the Northern Territory to Broome, Western Australia
  • Led an expedition with six-wheel trucks from Port Hedland in Western Australia to Melbourne, Victoria
  • Led several expeditions to various parts of central Australia
  • Prospected near Laverton, Western Australia
  • Government service
  • Farming

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Encyclopedia of Australian Science

  1. Terry, Michael
    Published: The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre
    Series: Encyclopedia of Australian Science
  2. Sand and Sun: two gold-hunting expeditions with camels in the dry lands of Central Australia
    Terry, Michael
    Published: Michael Joseph, London, 1937
  3. War of the Warramullas
    Terry, Michael
    Published: Rigby, Adelaide, 1974
  4. Bulldozer: the war role of the Department of Main Roads, New South Wales
    Terry, Michael
    Published: Frank Johnson, Sydney, 1945
  5. Hidden Wealth and Hiding People
    Terry, Michael
    Published: Putnam, London, 1931
  6. Untold Miles: three gold-hunting expeditions amongst the picturesque borderland ranges of Central Australia
    Terry, Michael
    Published: Selwyn & Blount, London, 1932
  7. Through a Land of Promise: with gun, car and camera in the heart of Northern Australia
    Terry, Michael
    Published: Herbert Jenkins, London, 1927
  8. Across Unknown Australia: a thrilling account of exploration in the Northern Territory of Australia
    Terry, Michael
    Published: Herbert Jenkins, London, 1925
  9. The last explorer: the autobiography of Michael Terry, FRGS, FRGSA
    Terry, Michael
    Published: Australian National University Press, Rushcutters Bay, New South Wales, 1987

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  1. Michael Terry in a white suit, approximately 1930 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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  2. Michael Terry's room in South Yarra, Melbourne, 1923, 1 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1923 ]
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  3. Michael Terry's room in South Yarra, Melbourne, 1923, 2 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1923 ]
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  4. David Shiress, Dorothy Tindal and Michael Terry at Hill Cottage, Armidale, New South Wales, May 1922 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1922 ]
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    David Shiress, Dorothy Tindal and Michael Terry at Hill Cottage, Armidale, New South Wales, May 1922 / Michael Terry
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  5. Rock carving, New Caledonia, approximately 1969 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1960-1971 ]
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    Rock carving, New Caledonia, approximately 1969 / Michael Terry
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  6. Sanskrit text on a rock face, approximately 1970, 1 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1969-1971 ]
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  7. Sanskrit text on a rock face, approximately 1970, 3 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1969-1971 ]
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  8. Sanskrit text on a rock face, approximately 1970, 5 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1969-1971 ]
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  9. Sanskrit text on a rock face, approximately 1970, 4 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1969-1971 ]
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  10. Small explosion in the distance, Northern Territory?, 1928 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1928 ]
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  1. Michael Terry in a white suit, approximately 1930 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1930 ]
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  2. Michael Terry's room in South Yarra, Melbourne, 1923, 1 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
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  3. Michael Terry's room in South Yarra, Melbourne, 1923, 2 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1923 ]
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  4. Sanskrit text on a rock face, approximately 1970, 4 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1969-1971 ]
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  5. Small explosion in the distance, Northern Territory?, 1928 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1928 ]
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    Small explosion in the distance, Northern Territory?, 1928 / Michael Terry
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  6. David Shiress, Dorothy Tindal and Michael Terry at Hill Cottage, Armidale, New South Wales, May 1922 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1922 ]
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    David Shiress, Dorothy Tindal and Michael Terry at Hill Cottage, Armidale, New South Wales, May 1922 / Michael Terry
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  7. Navua region, Fiji, 1966 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1966 ]
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  8. View of Port Vila, New Hebrides, 1969 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1969 ]
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  9. Rock carving, New Caledonia, approximately 1969 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1960-1971 ]
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  10. Sanskrit text on a rock face, approximately 1970, 3 / Michael Terry
    Terry, Michael, 1899-1981
    [ Photograph : 1969-1971 ]
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  1. Terry, Michael (1948-)
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  2. Terry, Garth M. (1946-)
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  1. MICHAEL TERRY
    Northern Territory Times (Darwin, NT : 1927 - 1932) Friday 29 June 1928 p 4 Article
    ... MICHAEL TERRY Hall's Creek. Michael Terry's par-ty left; after visiting Mount Docker-ill; leaves ... 19 words
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  2. MICHAEL TERRY.
    Recorder (Port Pirie, SA : 1919 - 1954) Thursday 11 June 1925 p 1 Article Illustrated
    ... MICHAEL TERRY.   -Accompanied by Lord Apsiey and others, Terry will shortly tour central ... 20 words
    • Text last corrected on 3 April 2014 by SalmonMJ
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  3. MICHAEL TERRY
    Centralian Advocate (Alice Springs, NT : 1947 - 1954) Saturday 2 August 1947 p 8 Article Illustrated
    ... MICHAEL TERRY — :o: — Michael Terry is a man, who, in the early days or about 1930 did quite a bit ... trucks to be tested over rough country. Terry was, of course, also on the look out for gold, and at the ... 507 words
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  1. TAKE notice that on the 20th April, 1972, Terry Michael
    Government Gazette of the State of New South Wales (Sydney, NSW : 1901 - 2001) Friday 28 April 1972 [Issue No.44] p 1546

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... TAKE notice that on the 20th April, 1972, Terry Michael Kudd, of Francis Avenue, Lemon Tree Passage ... 68 words
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  2. NOTICE OF SALE Keith Webster Pty Ltd v. Terry Michael Rudd and Annabel Kate Rudd
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 23 March 1972 [Issue No.22] p 31

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... the right title and interest of the defendant Terry Michael Rudd in all that piece or parcel of land ... /72). Sheriff's Office, Canberra, A.C.T. 2600 8 March, 1972 Keith Webster Pty Ltd v. Terry Mi chad Rudd and ... 138 words
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  3. Keith Webster Pty Limited v. Terry Michael Rudd and Annabel Kate Rudd
    Commonwealth of Australia Gazette (National : 1901 - 1973) Thursday 3 June 1971 [Issue No.57] p 3330

    Government Gazette Private Notices

    ... 's Office, Canberra, A.C.T 26 May 1971 Keith Webster Pty Limited v. Terry Michael Rudd and Annabel Kate Rudd ... interest of the Defen-dants Terry Michael Radd and Annabel Kate Rudd in all that piece or parcel of land ... 146 words
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    Album of photographs of Queensland, the Northern Territory and Western Australia, 1923
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  1. Terry, Michael
    Terry, Michael
    Created by alass, 13 items.

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  2. Michael Terry
    Michael Terry
    Created by roverdriver, 14 items.

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  3. Sweeney and Terry Families
    Sweeney and Terry Families
    Created by BobAnderson, 30 items.

    List of events related to Patrick Sweeney's and Michael Terry's families.

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  1. Michael Terry: The Last Explorer?
    Dewar, Mickey
    Journal of Northern Territory History
    [ Article : 2009 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 491.296)

  2. The last explorer. Part 1: Michael Terry, 20th century pioneer of the great Australian Outback. Part 2: Michael Terry discovers a strange link between Aborigines and Freemasons. Part 3: Michael Terry tells how to survive on bush food and become an ou ...
    Leane, Ted
    People with Pix
    [ Article : 1980 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 357.943)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 357.943)

  3. Michael Terry and the dancing hare without a body
    Gibson, David; Winwood-Smith, Adrian
    Wildlife Australia
    [ Article : 2001 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 339.276)

  4. Michael and Terry Ward Donate $1 Million to Wounded Warrior Project WWP
    Women's Health Weekly
    [ Article : 2008 ]
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 327.069)

  1. Bouguer gravity map of Louisiana / Michael T. Angelich, Rex H. Pilger, Jr., and G.R. Keller ; cartographers Dorothy B. Blades, William M. Fournerat, Edwin B. Millet
    Angelich, Michael T. (Michael Terry), 1952-
    [ Government publication, Map : 1990 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 30.708)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 30.708)

  2. Aeromagnetic anomaly map of Louisiana / Michael T. Angelich and Rex H. Pilger Jr. ; cartographers Marie A. Judice, William M. Fournerat, Edwin B. Millet
    Angelich, Michael T. (Michael Terry), 1952-
    [ Map : 1990 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 12.535)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 12.535)

  3. Intel's ProShare leads videoconferencing charge. (ProShare data-sharing software and ProShare Video System 2000 videoconferencing system to enjoy telephone company support)
    Schroeder, Erica; Zimmerman, Michael
    PC Week
    [ Article, Map : 1994 ]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.087)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 10.087)

  1. Terry, Shane Michael
    [ Unpublished : 1956-1975 ]
    At State Library of NSW
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 535.893)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 535.893)

  2. Terry, Charles Edward Michael, [No Service Number]
    Australian Red Cross Society, National Office
    [ Unpublished : 2017 ]
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    Terry, Charles Edward Michael, [No Service Number]
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 500.058)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 500.058)

  3. [Biographical cuttings on Michael Terry, opera singer, containing one or more cuttings from newspapers or journals]
    [ Published : 1900-1990 ]
    At National Library
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 394.795)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 394.795)

  1. The last explorer looks back [Michael Terry]
    Drewe, Robert, 1943-
    [ Book : 1980 ]
    At AIATSIS Collections
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 581.54)

  2. Ripping yarns : Michael Palin and Terry Jones
    Palin, Michael, 1943-
    [ Book : 1978 ]
    At UNSW Library
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 553.665)

  3. Terry Setch / Martin Holman ; with contributions by Michael Sandle and Paul Greenhalgh
    Setch, Terry
    [ Book : 2009 ]
    At 6 libraries
    Terry Setch / Martin Holman ; with contributions by Michael Sandle and Paul Greenhalgh
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 511.11)

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  4. A conversation between Michael Leunig and Terry Laidler at St. Peter's Eastern Hill, Melbourne, on the 8th of March as part of the 1997 programme of the Institute of Spiritual Studies / transcribed and edited by Carol O'Connor and Philip Harvey
    Leunig, Michael, 1945-
    [ Book : 1997 ]
    At 4 libraries
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 497.74)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 497.74)

  1. Michael Barber, interviewed by Tom Spurling and Terry Healy, 3 December 2017
    Michael Barber
    [ Sound : 2017 ]
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    At Swinburne Commons
    Michael Barber, interviewed by Tom Spurling and Terry Healy, 3 December 2017
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 646.821)

    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 646.821)

  2. Terry Lane talks with Michael Leunig
    Lane, Terry, 1939-
    [ Sound : 1991 ]
    At City Boroondara LS
    Terry Lane talks with Michael Leunig
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    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 562.455)

  3. Michael Barber, interviewed by Tom Spurling and Terry Healy, 3 December 2017
    Spurling, Tom
    [ Sound : 2017 ]
    At SwinburneUni Inst Re
    This resource is very relevant to your query (score: 423.736)

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  4. Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at 66
    Australian Broadcasting Corporation. News
    [ Sound : 2015 ]
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    At ABC Radio National
    Fantasy author Terry Pratchett dies at 66
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