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Murchison River


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  • The lobes of the calyx are narrower than in the specimens from the Murchison River; the lobes of the corolla likewise narrower, and occasionally augmented to nine.

    The Journals of John McDouall Stuart

  • Crossing of the western half of the continent by John Forrest, who made his way from the Murchison River across the desert to the newly constructed south-north telegraph line and thence to Adelaide.


  • Latitude 26 degrees South, Longitude 117 degrees 20 minutes East: Taken from Mount Hale on the Murchison River.

    Explorations in Australia, Illustrated,

  • I should start from the upper waters of the Murchison River with a light party and provisions for six months, and endeavour to reach Carpentaria.

    Explorations in Australia, Illustrated,

  • In the afternoon I went with Pierre about one mile North-East of camp to the summit of a rough range and watershed, which I believe is the easterly watershed of the Murchison River.

    Explorations in Australia, Illustrated,

  • At one mile reached the Murchison River, and followed along up it.

    Explorations in Australia, Illustrated,

  • Their course at first was along the upper part of the Murchison River, which he describes as running through fine grassy flats, good loamy soil, with white gums in bed and on flats, the water in some of the pools being rather brackish.

    The History of Australian Exploration from 1788 to 1888

  • Mount Gould and Mount Hale are about twenty-two miles apart, lying nearly north-north-east and south-south-west from one another, and having the Murchison River running nearly east and west between, but almost under the northern foot of Mount Hale.

    Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,

  • The inference to be drawn in such a case was, that in all probability this kind of country would remain unaltered for an enormous distance, possibly to the very banks of the Murchison River itself.

    Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,

  • What a strange maze of imagination the mind can wander in when recalling the names of those separated features, the only ones at present known to supply water in this latitude -- that is to say, the Murchison River, and this new-found Rawlinson Range, named after two Presidents of the Royal

    Australia Twice Traversed, Illustrated,


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