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john and alexander forrest
Transcript of john and alexander forrest
After, the younger brother of John Forrest, Alexander Forrest and his early years.
Then you will see the both John and Alexander's expedition to Western Australia John Forrest Alexander Forrest expedition Introduction
John Forrest early life
Alexander Forrest early life
John Forrest exhibition
Alexander Forrest exhibition
References John Forrest attended a government school known
as John Hishop until the age of twelve, when he was sent Bishop Collegiate School(now known as Hale School)starting in January 1860. In November 1863 he was moved to a government land surveyor named Thomas Carey. Alexander Forrest Alexander Forrest was born on the 22nd of September 1849. he was fourth of William and Margaret Forrest's nine sons. he went to same Goverment school as his brother (John Forrest) the school was in Bunbury, then he finished his school years at Hale school in Perth. John Forrest Expedition "Between 1869 and 1874, John Forrest led three expeditions into the uncharted land surrounding the colony of Western Australia. In 1869, he led a fruitless search for the explorer Ludwig Leichhardt, in the desert west of the site of the present-day town of Leonora. The following year, he surveyed Edward John Eyre's land route from Perth to Adelaide. In 1874, he led a party to the watershed of the Murchison River, and then east through the unknown desert centre of Western Australia. Forrest published an account of his expeditions, Explorations in Australia, in 1875. In 1882, He was made a Commander of the Order of St Michael and St George (CMG) by Queen Victoria for his services in exploring the interior."
thsi paragraph is quoted from: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Forrest#Forrest_the_explorer "In 1879, Alexander led his own expedition of eight men from De Grey River to the telegraph line into the area now known as the Kimberley. The expedition left on 25 February 1879 and reached Beagle Bay on 10 April 1879.
The coast was then skirted to the Fitzroy River which was followed for 240 miles (390 km); but Forrest's progress was then stopped by mountains which appeared to be impassable. He eventually worked round the southern end of the range and discovered some valuable country. Good water was found until the Victoria River was reached on 18 August 1879, but great difficulties were met with before reaching the telegraph line 13 days later.
From there they made their way to Palmerston, then the capital of the Northern Territory, and they arrived on 7 October 1879. The party was often in danger of starvation, on more than one occasion a packhorse had to be killed for food, and in the last dash for the telegraph line, Forrest and one companion who had gone on ahead almost perished from thirst.
The two aboriginal assistants were quite helpless for the last 300 miles (480 km) of the journey, and one of them never recovered from its effects, dying a few months later. The expedition ranks among the most valuable pieces of Australian exploration as large tracts of good pasturage were discovered. Forrest published his Journal of Expedition from De Grey to Port Darwin in Perth in 1880."
this paragraph is from:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alexander_Forrest#Exploring_career Finding Western Australia References http://monumentaustralia.org.au/monument_display.php?id=80216&image=0
Wikipedia images John Forrest was born on the 22nd of August 1847, he was the fourth oldest and third son of his ten brothers and sisters. His father's name is William Forrest and his mother's name is Margret Guthire nee Hill. John Forrest was born at Preston point (near Bunbury) Western Australia "Sir Alexander Forrest set out with his brother Sir John Forrest and a well equipped party to search for remains of the missing explorer Ludwig Leichhardt in 1869. After much trouble with natives and two hundred miles west of the telegraph line they were out of water.
Forrest volunteered to go and find supplies and after many days he came upon the telegraph line, which he followed forty miles to Daly Waters. Men were sent out with supplies and waters to bring in the sick men and they cared for them until they were able to continue the search for Leichhardt`s remains.
Without an outpost at Daly Waters the expedition would have perished, for it was in the `dry season` and few people knew that this could last for eight or nine months."
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