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  • 175 pages
  • Australia's last explorer, Ernest Giles (Seal books)
  • Geoffrey Dutton
  • 03 February 2016
  • 9780851797090

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  1. Roger Roger says:

    Of all the great unexplored regions of the world none subjected explorers to consistent humiliation than Central and Western Australia An area the size of the whole of Western Europe lured these fly tormented men on from waterhole to water soak with promises of an inland sea of great rivers of plains where millions of sheep and cattle could runbut in most cases nothing was achieved than a connection between existing settlements Unlike North America Australia was settled around its edges a nibbling heartless approach to living that has persisted to the present day Most modern Australians have never been inland except as tourists insulated from the shocks of dust and distance The myth of the outback is the heart of the country's identity while the citydwellers look outwards to the sea There is no Chicago Kansas City or Dallas in the middle of Australia only a small town called Alice Springs and five hundred miles in any direction much the same emptiness that engulfed the first explorers West of Alice Springs despite all the excitements of mineral discoveries there is still a thousand miles of red emptinessSo begins Australia's last explorer From the first lines we know that in the tale here written of the explorations of Giles that we will be subjected to stories of heat thirst and bare survival without the great pot of exploration gold of a great new discovery As Giles wrote of his greatest journey from the line of the Overland Telegraph to Perth and back crossing the Nullabor Plain and both the Great Victoria and Gibson Deserts; I have travelled during the expedition 2500 miles and unfortunately no areas of country available for settlement were found The explorer does not make the country he must take it as he finds it; and though to the discoverer of the finest regions the greatest applause is awarded yet it should be borne in mind that the difficulties of travelling such a country cannot be nearly so great as those which confront the less fortunate traveller who finds himself surrounded by heartless deserts Still the successful penetration of such a region has its value both in a commercial and scientific sense as it points out to the future emigrant or settler those portions of our continent which he should most religiously shunThis uote gives us some insight into the character of Ernest Giles realistic in his appraisal of what he had achieved at ease with what he had achieved stoic and an experienced bushman Like many of our country's greatest explorers Giles was English born emigrating just before the great Victorian Gold Rush which he joined without success He ended up at Melbourne working for the Post Office but city life was not for him and he ended up working up and down the Darling River for various station owners work that included looking for new grazing land He became and interested in finding out what lay to the west of the great Overland Telegraph line and having secured some funding from Baron Von Mueller he set out on his first expedition in 1872 starting at Chambers Pillar in Central AustraliaThis expedition traversed much of the Finke River and came to grief when Giles tried to cross Lake Amadeus in an attempt to get to the Olgas which he could see on the horizon He was eventually driven back by lack of both water and the desire of his companions to continue He soon tried again this time travelling south of Lake Amadeus He was shattered to find that Forrest who was the first to travel from West to East had reached the Olgas before him and so Giles wasn't the first to set foot there This second expedition almost brought his downfall as he and one of his party Gibson ventured too far out into the desert that was to bear Gibson's name Giles' horse died and Gibson got lost on the return and was never seen again Giles barely made it back to base camp alive The irony was that when he and Gibson decided to return to the base camp they were only 30 miles from permanent water that would have enabled them to continue WestStill determined to get to the West and to make a meaningful discovery Giles re euipped himself with Camels and some new companions and finally completed the epic trek to the coast of the Indian Ocean He then marched back again For his troubles he got a rousing round of receptions in both Perth and Adelaide but he never received the package of land that he so desired He ended up in the Western Australian Goldfields eventually dying in CoolgardieDutton mostly using Giles own books the most famous of which is Australia twice traversed not only describes the explorations but delves into Giles' character inclined to versify and see the best in a situation he named many of his discoveries for classical characters or for whatever took his fancy at the time Vale of Tempe Glen Thirsty Tarn of Auber and Champ de Mars give some idea of the turn of his mind Given his classical education and seeming gentle nature it seems odd that he had no fellow feeling for Aboriginal Australians continually denigrating their artistic achievements and their degeneracy He had several run ins with local tribes mostly after his camels had drunk the local water supply dry While like other explorers he failed to have the wit to rely on Aboriginals to find food and water in places that he found barren he is partly excused by the fact that many of the places he traversed were in fact avoided by the local inhabitants as wasteland It's not made clear in his writings but it seems that Giles killed several natives in the course of his explorationsDutton has made a good job with this short book taking the reader into the life and death trials of one of Australia's last and perhaps forgotten explorers I for one will be following this up by reading Giles' own worksI've mentioned in another review that Dutton was one of the founders of Sun Books he was a poet in his own right and a big man in the Australian literary scene of the 60s and 70s this book is dedicated to Randolph Stow This book was published by another great little imprint emanating from Australia in the 70s Seal Books Somewhat in the same vein as Sun but concerned with Australian history and folklore it was yet another imprint that helped Australia find out about itself I've been lucky enough to inherit uite a little collection of these titlesthere will be reviewed on this site as time moves onRecommendedCheck out my other reviews at

  2. Owen Owen says:

    This short work by accomplished historian Geoffrey Dutton which fell apart in my hands as I was reading it as Seal paperbacks of this age are wont to do provides an entertaining account of the unusual life of explorer Ernest Giles There are several aspects of Giles' life and explorations that make him an interesting character to study particularly the combination of his poetic nature and sturdy constitution The former allowed him to pause and reflect on the hardships he experienced in Australia's harsh interior and at the same time appreciate something of the extraordinary savage beauty of the McDonnell Ranges and other landscapes with which he became all too familiar and the second allowed him to survive and bring the majority of his expedition members and animals through safely as well That he led five such major expeditions into central and western Australia is a tribute to his stamina and perseverance As Dutton notes it is extraordinary to think that after narrowly escaping with his life in that waterless place he could think of returning straight back into the same desert region as he did on than one occasionAlthough he failed to understand the aboriginal populations through which he passed and at times was at loggerheads with them in a way which was to become all too common later as the desert areas were opened up by pastoralists and miners his many ualities make him a fine man and pre eminent explorer in other ways and Dutton pays fitting tribute to a personage who was no doubt the last real explorer on the Australian scene

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