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Explorer John McDouall Stuart reaches the center of the Australian Continent

Australia, 1857, zoomable map
04/22/1860
John McDouall Stuart, a Scottish-born explorer, with two companions, William Kekwick and Benjamin Head, had left Chambers Creek in present-day South Australia on March 2, 1860 and seven weeks later reached what he considered to be the center of the Australian continent.   After severe hardships, the small group returned safely to Chambers Creek in mid-August and reached Adelaide in October.  (By John Osborne)
Source Citation: 
George Henry Townsend, The Manual of Dates:  A Dictionary of Reference .... (London: Frederick Warne & Co., 1877), 91.
John McDouall Stuart, Sir William Hardman, John Gould, The Journals of John McDouall Stuart .... (London: Sanders, Otley and Co., 1865), 161.

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