1892-1934, English, Map, Single map edition: [Michael Terry special collection of maps relating to North and Central Australia]. Terry, Michael, 1899-1981.

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[Michael Terry special collection of maps relating to North and Central Australia]
 
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Physical Description
  • 15 maps.
Published
  • [ca. 1892 - ca. 1934]
Language
  • English

Edition details

Title
  • [Michael Terry special collection of maps relating to North and Central Australia].
Creator
  • Terry, Michael, 1899-1981.
Produced
  • [approximately 1892 - approximately 1934]
Published
  • [ca. 1892 - ca. 1934]
Content Types
  • cartographic image
Carrier Types
  • sheet
Physical Description
  • 15 maps.
Series
Subjects
Time Period
  • 1888-1934
Map Data
  • Scales differ.
Summary
  • Printed and manuscript maps showing routes of Michael Terry's expeditions across North and Central Australia in 1923, 1928, 1930, 1932 and 1933.
Biography
  • Inland explorer, surveyor, journalist, broadcaster and author. Michael Terry was born at Tyneside, County Durham in 1899. During the First World War, he served for the Royal Naval Air Service in Russia and, in 1919, was invalided to Western Australia. He worked variously as a driver, mechanic and station hand. In New South Wales he started the first regular truck run, from the Clarence River to New England. Between 1923 and 1938, Terry led 14 expeditions (using both vehicular and camel transport) to central, northern and Western Australia mainly for mining companies seeking minerals. His 1923 and 1925 expeditions became well-known in Australia and England, and he was made a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society for his achievements.
  • During the Second World War, he was engaged by the New South Wales Department of Main Roads to write an account of its war role, published as Bulldozer in 1945. Later he worked to gather travel promotion stories and photographs on Pacific islands for Qantas and developed an interest in Australian prehistory. Terry documented his travels in six expedition books and contributed many articles to magazines and newspapers. His autobiography was completed posthumously and published in 1987 under the title, The last explorer: the autobiography of Michael Terry, FRGS, FRGSA. Terry died in Sydney in 1981.
Notes
  • Title supplied by cataloguer.
  • Some maps reference "Native wells" and rockholes, "Reserves for Aborigines" and reference note indicating Indigenous place names.
  • Also available online https:/​/​nla.gov.au/​nla.obj-1935961873
  • Related material [Tanami Region Northern Territory] /​ from field notes of the Terry 1928 Expedition Located at National Library of Australia Maps collection MAP G9041.S12 1928 --
  • Related material Papers of Michael Terry, 1884-1997 Located at National Library of Australia Manuscripts collection MS 611 (Series 4 Maps and Expedition Records in particular) --
  • Related material Michael Terry collection of negatives of his expeditions and travels, 1918-1971 Located at National Library of Australia Pictures collection PIC/​8847 --
  • Related material Michael Terry interviewed by Hazel de Berg in the Hazel de Berg collection Located at National Library of Australia Oral History collection ORAL TRC 1/​47 --
  • Related material Microfilm copies of other papers of Michael Terry are available through the National Library of Australia Main Reading Room - Newspapers and Family History Located at mfm G 17249-17253 and mfm G 20724-20725 --
  • Related material The last explorer : the autobiography of Michael Terry, FRGS, FRGSA Located at National Library of Australia Main Reading Room NL 919.4040924 T329 --
  • Related material Across Australia (from Winton Qld. to Broome, W.A.): an account of a trip by car in 1923-4 Located at Library, University of Queensland --
  • Related material Michael Terry records, 1923-1938 Located at South Australian Museum Archives AA333 --
  • Related material The Michael Terry collection Located at Royal Geographical Society
Numbering Note
  • List of individual maps available
Access Conditions
  • Available for reference. Not for loan.
Language
  • English
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