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Back Book Title Escape Cliffs : the first Northern Territory expedition, 1864-66

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Escape Cliffs : the first Northern Territory expedition, 1864-66
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- Derek Pugh
- Australia
- Derek Pugh
- 9780648142102
- 2018
- xxi, 219 pages, 18 pages of plates : illustrations, facsimiles, maps, portraits ; 23 cm
- DU - Oceania (South Seas)
- 370 gms.
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This is a true story of greed, courage, exploration, murder, wasted efforts, life and death struggles, insubordinations, incredible seamanship, and extraordinary bushmanship, amid government bungling and Aboriginal resistance, during south Australia’s first attempt at colonising their Northern Territory in 1864. The South Australians wanted their state to be the premier state of Australia. The new settlement was expected to open up a trading route across the country to Asia and beyond, and exploit the agricultural and mining opportunities of the interior. It was to be at no cost to the state, as the land was sold, unseen and unsurveyed, to investors in Adelaide and London, prior to the First Northern Territory Expedition even setting out. The investors were already calculating their returns, but then, as the saying goes, the fight really started... Beagle (Ship) | Yatala (Ship) | Henry Ellis (Ship) | Beatrice (Schooner) | Northern Territory Expedition, (1864-1867) | Larrakia (Australian people) -- Early contact with Europeans. | Aboriginal Australians -- Northern Territory -- History. | Pioneers -- Northern Territory -- Biography. | History & Archaeology. | Biography, Literature & Literary studies. | Northern Territory -- Annexation to South Australia. | Northern Territory -- Discovery and exploration -- 1851-1891. | Adelaide River Region (N.T.) -- Discovery and exploration -- 1851-1891. | Litchfield (N.T.) -- Discovery and exploration -- 1851-1891. | Escape Cliffs (N.T.) -- History. | Australian

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