Western Australian Exploration 1836 – 1845

The Letters, Reports and Journals of Exploration and Discovery in Western Australia

Ed. by Marion Hercock and Sheryl Milentis with Phil Bianchi

ISBN 978-0-85905-495-9, (2011 new),460 pages, illust, 1.4 kg

$95.00* + POST

Published by Hesperian Press with the Heritage Council of Western Australia.

Foreword by the Minister for Heritage, the Honourable Mr G.M. (John) Castrilli, MLA.

Companion volume to Western Australian Exploration Volume 1 1826–1835 and Evidences of an Inland Sea.

Reproduces the original reports, letters and diaries that record expeditions of discovery in Western Australian for the period from 1836 to 1845. Many of these records from the state archives have never been presented in such an accessible form, with summaries and explanatory notes.

Read More100 exploration reports by 41 different colonial writers.

Each original exploration report includes a boxed summary of the expedition, listing the participants, departure and finish dates and places, route outline, modern topographical map references and archival sources.  

Includes detailed biographical notes on the settlers, aborigines and surveyors who took part in expeditions of exploration. Collated by Sheryl Milentis.

Experts in the fields of geography, botany, zoology, and aboriginal history have prepared the introduction, plant and animal indexes and an essay to complement the explorers’ writings.

Index of people, index of places and a general index. All cross-referenced.

Explanatory footnotes and comprehensive referencing.