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Queensland Places – Ludwig Leichhardt’s explorations in Cape York

Settlers Hut, Gilbert River District, ca. 1869. John Oxley Librart, State Library of Queensland Neg 24556

The European exploration of the Cape York land area commenced with the journey of the well-known historical figure, Ludwig Leichhardt, a Prussian naturalist and explorer, in the 1840s.  Having already developed a wide range of experience through his exploratory and scientific work, Leichhardt began his journey to Cape York Peninsula on 1 October 1844, with … Read more