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Desert, Drought, and Death. The Border Exploration Syndicate Expedition to the Rawlinson Ranges 1899-1900 by by H. W. Hill. Edited by Mark Chambers and Peter J Bridge


Desert, Drought, and Death. The Border Exploration Syndicate Expedition to the Rawlinson Ranges 1899-1900, Charles Norton claimed he had found gold in the Rawlinson Range. An expedition was led by Henry Hill, accompanied by Hilton Verney Smith, Frank Merton, Joe Gillie, the ill fated prospector Norton and Shahnawas the Afghan. The expedition was trapped in the wilderness for nine months by a savage drought, that led to the loss of half their camels, and the brutal death of two of their number. This is one of the most fascinating and troubled expeditions recorded from the Westralian desert. The full diaries of Hill which have remained unread tor over a century and later reports on their travails are produced. ISBN 978 0 85905 383 9

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