Australian Explorers

Bass and Flinders


Burke and Wills


George Evans


Matthew Flinders


Ernest Giles


Hume and Hovell


Thomas Mitchell


John Oxley


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Australian History: Australian Explorers

After the troubles and hardships of the early years, the adminstration were pushing to find out more about what lay beyond the shores and coastline of Australia. Explorers were encouraged by Governors to map out and find out what the central landscape of Australia was like. Many expeditions were made and great discoveries of new found land were mapped out. Some of the great Australian explorers are discussed here. Some expeditions end in tragedy like Burke and Wills but in all they were great pioneers in shaping Australia.

 

Bass and FlindersBass and Flinders - There were eleven ships in the First Fleet. They were all small ships that included two naval ships, six convict ships and three storeships for supplies.

 

Burke and WillsBurke and Wills - The Lady Juliana was the first ship of the Second Fleet to arrive tat Sydney Cove. By the end of June 1790, four more ships had arrived.

 

George EvansGeorge Evans - When Cook returned home, England was going through some tough times. The country life was changing. Small, poor farmers were losing their land.

 

Matthew FlindersMatthew Flinders - When Cook returned home, England was going through some tough times. The country life was changing. Small, poor farmers were losing their land.

 

Ernest GilesErnest Giles - When Cook returned home, England was going through some tough times. The country life was changing. Small, poor farmers were losing their land.

 

Hume and HovellHume and Hovell - When Cook returned home, England was going through some tough times. The country life was changing. Small, poor farmers were losing their land.

 

Thomas MitchellThomas Mitchell - When Cook returned home, England was going through some tough times. The country life was changing. Small, poor farmers were losing their land.

 

John OxleyJohn Oxley - When Cook returned home, England was going through some tough times. The country life was changing. Small, poor farmers were losing their land.