G'Day, and welcome to our page on the history of Australian exploration!
Have you ever wondered about how the vast expanses of the Australian continent were mapped out? It took large stockpiles of resources and many dedicated explorers over the course of about 1800-1850 to chart many of the major land routes through the Australian interior. However, that is not the whole story. While some expeditions were successful, others were almost comically unsuccessful due to gross miscalculations and inexperience. The best way to find out is to click around-you might get a laugh or even learn something!
Check out our timeline-all the important information in a compact presentation!
Talk to the explorers themselves! Scroll down to hear accounts of the hilarious mishaps in the Australian bush!
Learn the information! If you're interested, read over the more detailed summary pages linked above.
Take the quizzes! So you think you are now an expert on Australian exploration? Take the quiz to test your knowledge!
View the explorers work with details about their findings and unusually typical mishaps: Timeline
Aborigine Encounter Quiz
With your newly acquired knowledge of Australian exploration, test yourself to see if you can remember who was lead through uncharted territory by the Aborigines and who was brutally attacked. Quiz here!