Michael Terry

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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.

Thanks
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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.

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Career Highlights
Chronology
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

biblioz.com

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.

Cheers
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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

Cheers
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