The casual explorer: mapping unknown and lesser-known expeditions of the 1830s – 1850s
Dr Ray Kerkhove, Harry Gentle Resource Centre Visiting Fellow 2018


This project reconstructs expeditions conducted by persons who explored southern Queensland as part of their daily work – for instance, fishers, timber-getters, geological enthusiasts, whalers and earlier graziers. Utilising reminiscences, early accounts, and early and current maps, this project sought also to map some of the routes of early explorations conducted by these groups.