Michael Terry

Submitted: Thursday, Feb 23, 2006 at 19:57
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Does anyone have books written by Michael Terry?

Titles are: Untold Miles and Sand and Sun.

I am looking for information out of either book.

If you have such a book please email me through my website below so I can tell you what I am looking for.

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Reply By: Member - TPM (SA) - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 01:03

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 01:03
Hi Willem

What a interesting guy !

Surveyor, Explorer and Author
Born: 3 May 1899 Gateshead, Durham, England. Died: 1981.
Michael Terry was the leader of fourteen inland Australia expeditions between 1923 and 1935, mainly working for Adelaide mining companies seeking minerals.

Career Highlights
1917 Captured by Bolsheviks at Kursk in Russia
1917 - 1918 Served in the No. 2 Squadron of the RNAS Armoured Cars, with foreign service in Russia
1918 Settled in Australia
1922 - 1923 Crossed Australia from Winton, Queensland, to Broome, Western Australia in a car
1925 Led an expedition with caterpillar-track trucks from Darwin in the Northern Territory to Broome, Western Australia
1928 Led an expedition with six-wheel trucks from Port Hedland in Western Australia to Melbourne, Victoria
1929 - 1933 Led several expeditions to various parts of central Australia
1934 - 1936 Prospected near Laverton, Western Australia
1939 - 1946 Government service
1946 - ? Farming

My wife is studying Surveying and these books are very rare ! She is going to have a look at UniSA and see if they have some copies there?

Let you know soon.

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Follow Up By: Member - TPM (SA) - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 02:28

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 02:28
now i know why you just want some info, a second hand first edition is about 130-150 bucks, as you were probaley aware its not in print anymore


crikey !

I'll let you know how my better 3/4 goes on her search.
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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 10:13

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 10:13
Thanks TPM

I am going to a special place which Michael Terry visited in the 1930's.

I have read most of his books but do not have a copy of any. I sourced them originally from the State Reference Library in Darwin. A mate has one book he can't find(probably lent it to someone).

I suppose I could go online to State Reference Library in Adelaide and see what they can come up with. Might need a trip to the Big Smoke..lol

So this post was to see if any contributors here had one.

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Follow Up By: Member - TPM (SA) - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 17:24

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 17:24
Hi Willem,

Unfortunately none at the Uni, good luck on your search.

Sounds like you know about a good camping spot, keep your cards to your chest !!

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Follow Up By: Willem - Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 20:08

Friday, Feb 24, 2006 at 20:08
Please say thanks to your missus for the look up.

Will go searching further afield.

Hopefully we will find a good camp there

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