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Across the centre

Edward Stokes
Thursday, 14 May 1998
Sports House
In a lecture previously delivered to the Royal Geographical Society in London, Edward spoke of Stuart, a tough Scot and superlative bushman who led three expeditions to reach Australia's northern coast. He eventually completed the journey after riding 14,000kms through semideserts facing waterless tracts, starvation rations and hostile Aborigines, and so opened up a vital telegraph route.

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