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Transcript of Ludwig Leichhardt
Ludwig Leichhardt Led an expedition to find a new route to Port Essington.
Later Leichhardt went on an other expedition and disappeared.
When Did This
Happen And Why?
Where Did This Happen?
Who Was Involved?
Leichhardt took with him a party of 9 men, he also took 17 horses and 16 bullocks so they could carry their supplies. Two men of the party turned back after the expedition started and one of the men in Leichhardt's party (John Gilbert) was killed by Aborigines.
Ludwig Leichhardt was a German scientist that
came to Australia to explore the plants and
Australian wildlife. Ludwig Leichhardt was born 1813 and died in 1848. Ludwig Leichhardt lead many expeditions through old New South Wales, He went on the expeditions with his party, Most of Leichhardt's party disappeared or went back in the first few kilometers.
Why were they doing It?
He was an explorer and a Scientist who came to Australia to study its rocks and wildlife, He was doing it so he could explore and discover rocks, wildlife and Botany of Australia.
How did they do it?
What impacts did this event have?
The impact of this event was the naming of rivers such as: Mackenzie, Dawson, Burdekin, Suttor and Isaacs, He also named ranges, an Expedition Range and a Peak Range.
In October 1844 Leichhardt left the Darling Downs to find a new route to Port Essington (near Darwin). Leichhardt was exploring parts of Queensland and Northern Territory.
Leichhardt started in Darling Downs (Queensland) and traveled almost five thousand kilometers to Port Essington, It took Leichhardt 15 months.
They did it on Foot and were always getting lost, Food was very short so they survived by eating Native wildlife like: Lizards and Flying Foxes
What Were The Consequences Of This Event?
The consequences of this event was he found a new route to the Northern Territory on land, He found rivers that would help for the colonization of Australia.
What Is The Significance Of This Event?
Leichhardt achieved one of the longest journeys of exploration by land in Australia. Leichhardt exploration was helped with the discovery of good land for farming and livestock.