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Sturt, Charles

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Born: 1795 AD
Died: 1869 AD, at 74 years of age.

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.


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