wa_exporation_1846-1860Western Australian Exploration 1846-1860.

Edited by Sheryl Milentis.

ISBN 978-0-85905-888-9, (New, 2022), 165 x 240, Casebound, 648 pages, well illustrated, with maps, fully indexed, 1.7 kg, $170.00*

The long awaited volume completing the explorations of the southern portions of the state.

The third and largest companion volume to Western Australian Exploration Volume 1 1826–1835 and Volume 2 1836­­–1845. Volume 3 has been dedicated to the Gregory brothers who undertook many of the expeditions between Albany and Champion Bay and were instrumental in opening up the Murchison to agriculture.

Each expedition has a synopsis including participants, departure and finish dates and places, an outline of the route, a summary of the journey, topographical map references and the archival sources reproduced from original reports, letters and diaries with extensive maps and images.

Includes earlier land explorations by Menzies (1791) and Flinders (1802)

Short biographical notes on the participants and footnotes. Appendices for botany and zoology with notes on fishes. A brief history on the military influences in Shark Bay. Sailing directions for Shark Bay and a detailed account of the spearing of Governor Fitzgerald.

A comprehensive index of people, places, ships with a selected general index.