John Ainsworth Horrocks' Journal. [Contained in] Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Volume 8

Adelaide, RGSSA, 1906.

Octavo, [12] pages plus 2 plates and a map.

Original wrappers; a fine copy.

'In 1846 Mr Horrocks organised what proved his last exploring party, and but for the fatal acccident which so unhappily terminated the expedition, he would doubtless have left a high record in the history of exploration, and would probably have traversed a great deal of the country afterwards explored by his successors, Warburton and Stuart'. The journal runs from 29 July 1846, when the expedition set out from Penwortham, to 27 August; Horrocks was accidently shot on 1 September near Lake Gill (now Lake Dutton) 75 miles north-west of Port Augusta. A lengthy death-bed letter dictated by him at Depot Creek on 8 September is also printed here. This issue also contains EITEL, E.J.: Social Life in China (20 pages) and SOWDEN, W.J.: On Pearl-Fishing in North-West Australia (11 pages). McLaren 10029.

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