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Author Forrest, John, Sir, 1847-1918, author.
Title John and Alexander Forrest exploration diaries of the search for Ludwig Leichhardt, 1869 and expedition into Central Australia, 1874.
Published/Produced 1869, 1874.
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 Online  ACC 1241AD/3473-3476  4 diaries (Online)    AVAILABLE  
 3rd Floor Microfilm  ACC 1241A/3473-3476  4 Diaries on 1 microfilm reel    NOT FOR LOAN  USE IN SLWA
 3rd Floor Rare Materials  Acc 1241A/3473  John Forrest's diary: search for Leichhardt, 14 April-18 June 1869    NOT FOR LOAN  USE IN SLWA
 3rd Floor Rare Materials  Acc 1241A/3474  John Forrest's diary: search for Leichhardt, 20 June-3 August 1869    NOT FOR LOAN  USE IN SLWA
 3rd Floor Rare Materials  Acc 1241A/3475  John Forrest's Central Australia expedition, 1 April-1 Sept. 1874    NOT FOR LOAN  USE IN SLWA
 3rd Floor Rare Materials  Acc 1241A/3476  Alexander Forrest's Central Australia expedition, 18 March-30 Sept. 1874    NOT FOR LOAN  USE IN SLWA


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Call Number ACC 1241A/3473-3476
Description 4 diaries.
Content type text
Media type unmediated
Carrier type volume
Notes "Leichhardt" is spelt "Leichdart" on the cover of the diaries.
Access advisory Available for reference; not for loan.
Cite As State Library of Western Australia, John and Alexander Forrest exploration diaries of the search for Ludwig Leichhardt, 1869 and expedition into Central Australia, 1874, ACC 1241A/3473-3476
Additional formats A microfilm reproduction (1 microfilm reel) is also available.
Reproduction Microfilm. Preservation Services Branch, Library and Information Service of Western Australia for the State Archives of Western Australia, 1991. 1 microfilm reel ; 16 mm
Acquisition source Donation; John Forrest's family; 1964.
Biography/history Sir John Forrest, 1st Baron Forrest of Bunbury, surveyor, explorer and politician, was born in 1847, the fourth child of William Forrest and his wife Margaret Guthrie (née Hill) and died in 1918. Alexander Forrest, explorer, politician and investor, was born in 1849 and died in 1901. He was John Forrest's younger brother. John Forrest worked in most parts of the south-west of Western Australia, and in March 1869 he was offered appointment as second-in-command and navigator to Dr Ferdinand Mueller on an expedition from Perth in search of clues to the fate of Leichhardt. When Mueller could not manage the trip, Forrest was chosen to succeed him. From 15 April until 6 August he successfully led six men and sixteen horses over 3200 km, much of it in uncharted wilderness around Lake Moore and Lake Barlee, and inland almost as far as the later site of Laverton. He found no trace of Leichhardt, but had, however, systematically surveyed his route using the most up-to-date methods of stellar observation, and he had brought back specimens for botanists and geologists. In 1874 Forrest led another expedition from Geraldton with his brother Alexander second in command. They travelled west from Geraldton, east through the arid western centre to the north-south telegraph line in South Australia.
Rights advisory Copyright or other restrictions may apply. For public use, contact the State Library of Western Australia.
Notes microfilmed 1 16mm microfilm reel 1991 Preservation Services Branch, Library and Information Service of Western Australia for the State Archives of Western Australia pda WLB
digitized 20180419 pda WLB
CONTENTS ACC 1241A/3473 (previously 1241A/1(1)) J. Forrest Esq. expedition in search of Leichhardt, 1869, no. 1 -- ACC 1241A/3474 (previously 1241A/1(2)) J. Forrest Esq. expedition in search of Leichhardt, 1869, no. 2 -- ACC 1241A/3475 (previously 1241A/2(1)) J. Forrest, commander of expedition into Central Australia -- ACC 1241A/3476 (previously 1241A/2(2)) A. Forrest, 2nd in command of expedition into Central Australia.
Summary Two original diaries kept by John Forrest, leader of the 1869 expedition in search of the remains of the missing explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, the original diary of John Forrest, commander of the expedition into Central Australia, 1874, and the original diary of Alexander Forrest kept while second in command of the expedition into Central Australia, 1874. ACC 1241A/3473 covers the period 14 April 1869-18 June 1869, ACC 1241A/3474 covers the period 20 June 1869-3 August 1869, ACC 1241A/3475 covers the period 1 April 1874-1 September 1874 and ACC 1241A/3476 covers the period 18 March 1874-30 September 1874. The text of John Forrest's diaries of the 1869 expedition were published with very little alteration in his "Explorations in Australia", but the diary of Alexander Forrest contains an account of the journey which is largely unknown. A typescript copy of Alexander Forest's diary is available (Q994.1/NOR)
Subjects Forrest, John, Sir, 1847-1918 -- Archives.
Forrest, Alexander, 1849-1901 -- Archives.
Forrest, John, Sir, 1847-1918 -- Travel -- Western Australia.
Forrest, John, Sir, 1847-1918 -- Travel -- South Australia.
Forrest, John, Sir, 1847-1918 -- Travel -- Australia, Central.
Forrest, Alexander, 1849-1901 -- Travel -- Australia, Central.
Forrest, Alexander, 1849-1901 -- Travel -- South Australia.
Surveyors -- Australia, Central -- Archives.
Explorers -- Western Australial -- Archives.
Surveyors -- Western Australia -- Archives.
Explorers -- Australia, Central -- Archives.
Leichhardt, Ludwig, 1813-1848.
Western Australia -- Discovery and exploration.
Australia, Central -- Discovery and exploration.
Genre/Form Diaries. lcgft
Related names Forrest, Alexander, 1849-1901, author.
Related item John Forrest papers MN 34
Diary of Alexander Forrest, 1874 Q994.1/NOR