Now v’s then: Rambling after explorers

Monday 18 March 2013

Now v’s then: Rambling after explorers

Presented by Rick Moore

It is well recognized that Australians are mainly coastal dwellers. The great interior of the country was unknown by Europeans for some time after they had established their early coastal settlements. In South Australia and the Northern Territory this aspect was even more pronounced and remains so, partly due to the arid nature of these regions. Rick Moore has travelled extensively in these areas for some years. In an illustrated talk he will reflect on the nature of the country both from the perspectives of explorers and that of a modern day traveller.

Rick’s understanding of exploration history comes not from research alone, but from driving countless miles to view locations in an attempt to frame the achievements of early explorers. Along the way he has been to a few out of the way spots and cooked a few campfire meals. He has looked at tiny, life-saving waters, thought about the difficulties of camel and horseback expeditions and talked to many station people about various aspects of not just survival, but potential prosperity in the interior. He has published articles and presented papers on exploration history and he is also the current President of the John McDouall Stuart Society.

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358T18/3/2013

Now v’s then: Rambling after explorers

Presented by Rick Moore

It is well recognized that Australians are mainly coastal dwellers. The great interior of the country was unknown by Europeans…

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