Tibooburra Hotel explorers map of Australia

Submitted: Friday, Aug 13, 2021 at 08:10
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I remember a massive map of Australia on the wall at the Tibooburra Hotel some years back. It was quite old. I am sure people who have been there will know the one. It was fantastic and a treasure.

I guess it went with the fire.

Does anyone know where I can get/buy a copy of that map? I've searched in the online archives of libraries without luck.

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Reply By: Member - Boobook - Friday, Aug 13, 2021 at 08:17

Friday, Aug 13, 2021 at 08:17
Well, there you go. After looking everywhere I thought I will have one more look, and found it - twice. LOL

https://www.mapworld.com.au/products/the-discovery-and-exploration-of-australia-1519-to-1901-by-sea-and-land

https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-234031286/view


It's a great map.
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Follow Up By: Kenell - Friday, Aug 13, 2021 at 10:29

Friday, Aug 13, 2021 at 10:29
Boobook, I agree it is a great map. I want one for my grandchildren and their education. I am afraid if our generation don't take it on they might miss out. Now that you have found it I presume you are going to acquire it. Which finish are you considering?

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Follow Up By: Member - Dalb (SA) - Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021 at 09:29

Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021 at 09:29
Thanks for bringing this up Boobook. I 'found' this map in the Milparinka Hotel about 5 years ago and was enthralled by it. I chased it up with Westprint to no avail. Think I will buy it now you have found a source. Many thanks!
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Follow Up By: Member - Dalb (SA) - Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021 at 12:04

Wednesday, Aug 25, 2021 at 12:04
Hi Boobook
Just for info,
I checked my 2014 photos of the map in the Milparinka Pub. It is the same map as the ones on the websites you mentioned, however the grey coastline shading on the original in the pub is a nice olive green.
Enjoy!
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Reply By: equinox - Friday, Aug 13, 2021 at 10:51

Friday, Aug 13, 2021 at 10:51
Carnegie didn't come south down the Sturt and the desert in 1896 like the map says, it was 1897 - just saying :-)


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Follow Up By: Nomadic Navara - Friday, Aug 13, 2021 at 11:07

Friday, Aug 13, 2021 at 11:07
From Carnegie expedition of 1896 the expedition departed in 1896. It is customary to name the expeditions with their start date no matter how long they take to complete.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Friday, Aug 13, 2021 at 12:00

Friday, Aug 13, 2021 at 12:00
True Peter, but DWC stayed at Halls Creek for 4 or 5 months so the 1897 expedition can be considered a separate stand alone expedition.

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 at 06:11

Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 at 06:11
"The Hon. David Wynford Carnegie (23 March 1871 – 27 November 1900) was an explorer and gold prospector in Western Australia. In 1896 he led an expedition from Coolgardie through the Gibson and Great Sandy Deserts to Halls Creek, and then back again."

Maybe it's open to interpretation but a couple of well-researched books and papers appear to refer to the return leg as part of the 1996 expedition.

I don't really know, but there is a lot of material that seems to be consistent with that map.



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Follow Up By: equinox - Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 at 10:24

Sunday, Aug 15, 2021 at 10:24
No worries Tony, I was just having a dig - it's a great map by the way.

The diaries of DWC have now been worked on for over 11 years and are due for imminent publishing (though that is what the publisher said 8 years ago).

Let's wait and see how the publisher interprets the different journeys :-)

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Follow Up By: Member - Boobook - Monday, Aug 16, 2021 at 06:27

Monday, Aug 16, 2021 at 06:27
Doh.

Yes, maybe it's a bit like the 2020 Olympics being held in August 2021.

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Reply By: Member - David M (SA) - Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021 at 15:42

Wednesday, Aug 18, 2021 at 15:42
Thanks for the heads up Boobook. Just received mine, Canvas. Well worth the money. Now to find a wall to hang it on. :)
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Reply By: Member - Jim S1 - Monday, Sep 27, 2021 at 13:50

Monday, Sep 27, 2021 at 13:50
We now have the map in pride of place in our dining area, and it is a constant source of information and discussion.
Just this morning I noticed that there was something extra in the map ............ and extra "border" line, bisecting the Northern Territory. The two sections are named North Australia and Central Australia.
Blow me down !!!!
A little searching informed me that indeed there were a few years when this was the official designation of borders.


"Central Australia was a territory of Australia that existed from 1927 to 1931.[1] It was formed from the split of the Northern Territory in 1927 alongside the territory of North Australia; the dividing line between the two was 20 degrees south latitude. The two territories were merged in 1931 to reform the Northern Territory.

Central Australia's seat was in Stuart, which was known commonly, and has been officially since 1933, as Alice Springs."

And here's a link for those interested.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Central_Australia_(territory)

Sorry but Wiki isn't cooperating. Look up Central Australia Territory.



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