Historic CSR Map on Ebay

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 21:38
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I like the look of this 1911 map from Geographic Journal.

Ebay link to CSR map

Text of Mr Cannings Expeditions in Australia with a Map entitled "Wiluna Kimberley Stock route".

Perhaps the more well renumerated amongst us can bid and bring this back to Australia?????

Cheers
Alan..

PS - I'm broke

PPS - Whomever buys it can they please do a detailed scan of the map and email it to me..lol thanks!!

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Reply By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 21:56

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 21:56
Whats it worth?
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Follow Up By: equinox - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:26

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:26
Richard,

This map may well have been reprinted, but to look upon an original manuscript for the first time, to hold it in your very own hands, to interpret the meaning as if it was just printed, to think of whom may have held it - is worth a lot to some people. :)

I would pay more than $500 for it but that buys a lot of diesel.

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:34

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:34
Gee I was thinking around $1.50 to $2.00

don't start getting a bidding war goining .. LOL

it's at 0.75c at the moment

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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:01

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:01
Alan,

can you bring this to the attention of an historical or geographical society in WA? They could well purchase it if they do not have it.

Perhaps the state library can purchase same?

- in any of the 3 scenarios above it then remains available for public access [well not strictly public, but at least accessible for members]


PS - also broke as I buy stuff like this myself concerning SA & NT matters.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:35

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 22:35
Good idea Rick.

I will look into that tomorrow, there's not much time left!!!

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Follow Up By: equinox - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 14:21

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 14:21
I've advised the RWAHS. They said they will look into it.
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Reply By: Member - Terry F (QLD) - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:38

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2008 at 23:38
Alan

I think ( I may be wrong ) our present Governor Generals's father was involved in the mapping and or surveying of the CSR.

Any fourmites in vice regal circles may have a word in his ear at smoko tomorrow

Cheers

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Follow Up By: Member - barry F (NSW) - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 18:24

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 18:24
Our esteemed member Footloose, ( Sir Footy) mixes with the bow tie & tails brigade doesn't he. Maybe he will add his weight to the cause? LOL
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Reply By: Footloose - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 00:02

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 00:02
I've put a bid on it. Sadly I can't see me NOT being outbid :(( But stranger things have happened on Ebay.
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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 00:59

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 00:59
Come on footloose

you are bidding against me>>>> KOTO
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Follow Up By: Footloose - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 08:39

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 08:39
Not any more I'm not. Thats my final bid :))
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Reply By: Member - Phil B (WA) - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 06:13

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 06:13
Hi Guys
Its not Canning's original, his maps and field books are in the State Records Office collection. This map is produced for an article in the Geo News of that time. Still a good map but not the original.
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Reply By: traveller2 - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 08:18

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 08:18
Up to $102 now
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Reply By: Rick (S.A.) - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 18:39

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 18:39
I note that said particle is a publication of the Royal Geographical Society, London. At that time, it was customary for many such papers to be presented by their authors, or read by the President (for example if the author was not in London).

Many explorers remained at or near those locations they reported on, and did not have the luxury of presenting their own work at the world HQ of geography, the RGS of London.

The French Geographical Society is /was a very important centre also.

Australia has two significant geographical Societies, one in SA, and one in Qld. The RGS of SA has several internationally significant collections, but the most famous and largest is the York Gate Library, worth far in excess of $ 20 million. Visit www.rgssa.org.au

Cheers from a latent geographer
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Follow Up By: Rick (S.A.) - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 19:15

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 19:15
If anyone is interested in explorations in remote parts of WA, I would suggest they look at "The Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition to the unknown portions of Australia" , mounted by the RGS of SA in 1891.

It may also be worth perusing the Calvert Expedition, the relics of which are at the RGS of SA.

Giles, Gosse, Eyre, Warburton all left from SA as they attempted to journey through WA. None of which is meant to deny due recognition of those great WA explorers, Forrest & Gregory.

Cheers ......................from a bloke who is so tough he 'explores' in a machine which denies access to flies and moderates the climate, further aided by navigation of the celestial bodies done by another machine, all the while carrying any amount of food, booze & water.
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Reply By: westskip - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 21:55

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2008 at 21:55
Hi all Most interested in this map as my grandfather was one of the surveyors with Canning. He (grandfather) subsequently went on to become Surveyor General for WA as did his son (my uncle) whose name is on the plaque at Surveyor General's Corner.
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Reply By: Wazza - (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 07:18

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 07:18
At 25 seconds to go it was $202.50 US. I got a couple of bids in to $300 in the last few seconds (you have to be quick!) and it finished up at $352.50.

At least the buyer is in Australia. Your post probably got the seller a few extra bucks. Nice find anyway.

Wazza.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 07:23

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 07:23
It did go down to the wire didn't it. You'd want to have a quick internet connection.

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Follow Up By: Richard Kovac - Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 13:38

Thursday, Mar 06, 2008 at 13:38
they where automatic bids, seems a bit unfair to me I put 4 bids on last night and by the time the screen refreshed I was out bid..

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