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Sturt, Charles

Born: 1795 AD
Died: 1869 AD
Nationality: English
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1795 – Born in Bengal, India on the 28th of April.


1827 – He became military secretary to the governor of New South Wales, Sir Ralph Darling.


1828–1829 – He led the first of his major expeditions, tracing the Macquarie, Bogan, and Castlereagh rivers and discovering the Darling River.


1828-1831 – He wrote Two Expeditions into the Interior of Southern Australia.


1832-1834 – He spent recuperating in England.


1834 – He returned to Australia with a 5,000-acre grant of land.


1844–1846 – Led an expedition north from Adelaide to the edge of Simpson Desert.


1847 – After serving briefly as registrar general and colonial treasurer, he again left Australia for England.


1849 – He wrote Narrative of an Expedition into Central Australia.

1853 – He settled in England permanently.


1869 – Died in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, England on the 16th of June.