evidences_inland_seaEvidences of an Inland Sea

by George Fletcher Moore with an introduction by JMR Cameron

ISBN 978-0-85905-407-2, (2008 R+N 1837), 80pp, illust., Hard Cover, dj, 310grams

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George Fletcher Moore's Evidences of an Inland Sea, published in Dublin in January 1837, details an important chapter in the history of Australian exploration. Its purpose was to demonstrate the existence of a large sea or lake inland from Perth. Moore, Western Australia's advocate-general, based his claim on evidence gathered during explorations beyond the Avon River to the east and as far north as the Moore River in the previous year. He also drew heavily on information provided by his Aboriginal companions for they had seen and heard of country he had yet to explore.

Long out of print, and extremely rare, Evidences of an Inland Sea reveals the deep fascination early colonists had for the interior of Western Australia. It also documents long forgotten sites of particular significance to local Aboriginal people such as the Boyay Gogomat or Owl Stone (illustrated).

This edition has been indexed and contains an introductory essay by JMR Cameron which places Moore's activities and ideas in their historical setting.

Part of the Western Australian Explorers’ Diaries Project.