Thursday Explorer Question

Submitted: Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 20:03
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Here is tonight's Australian Explorer Question:

Who was purportedly the first european to visit the other side of what was once named the "Carmarthen Hills" and "Lansdowne Hills"?

Full name: 4 points

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Which explorers earned the "Official Credit" for getting there some years later?


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Reply By: Member - Brian P (SA) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 20:20

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 20:20
Do not know first answer.
Official credit=Blaxland,Wentworth & Lawson.
Named by Gov. Phillip.
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Follow Up By: Bushtrek - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 20:30

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 20:30
Have always understood Arthur Phillip discovered and named them during his inland excursions in 1788.
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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 20:33

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 20:33
Well done Brian!!

Gregory Blaxland, William Charles Wentworth and William Lawson.

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Reply By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 20:52

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 20:52
George Caley, around 1804 ?


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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 21:00

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 21:00
Not Caley, before then.

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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 21:36

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 21:36
Hmmm,
Would it have been Francis Barrallier, then?

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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 21:38

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 21:38
No, who is he?

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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 22:03

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 22:03
Barrallier was a Frenchman who (apparently) explored quite a bit of the Great Dividing Range in the early days....

Not being at all familiar with the area in question, I'll take another "punt" at John Francis... Was it he?

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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 22:09

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 22:09
Not John Francis :)

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Follow Up By: Member - Ed. C. (QLD) - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 22:36

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 22:36
Bugga!!!!

I meant to say John Wilson...

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Follow Up By: equinox - Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 22:40

Thursday, Jun 25, 2009 at 22:40
You got it!! Well done..

John Wilson, Convict.

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Follow Up By: tim_c - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:32

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 12:32
"John Wilson, Convict."

So, was it a legitimate exploration or that's just where he ended up while trying to escape?!
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Follow Up By: equinox - Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 19:23

Friday, Jun 26, 2009 at 19:23
I don't think he was a convict at the time, that was just the best word I could think of to describe him.

He wasn't exploring, just surviving, but certainly rates a mention amongst the outer fringes of genuine explorers.

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