Methodology

The transcript of each diary has been taken from source documents (explorers’ diaries or journals). It is then proofread against the source document up to four times before inclusion in the draft volume.

The names of personnel involved in an exploration are taken from the original reports and other sources.

Field books are not reproduced unless in the form of a diary or journal.

Each report, diary or journal of an exploration published is given an Exploration Number that relates to the day of the year the exploration started.

The following repositories have been consulted.

AUSTRALIA
Archives Office of New South Wales
Archives Office of Tasmania
National Library of Australia, Manuscripts Section
Northern Territory Archives Service
Northern Territory Library and Information Service
Queensland State Archives
Queensland State Library
State Library NSW – Mitchell Library and Dixson Library
State Library of SA, Mortlock Library
State Library of Tasmania
State Library of Victoria
State Records of South Australia
State Records of Victoria
University of Melbourne Library

UNITED KINGDOM and IRELAND
Belfast Library and Archives
The British Library
British Museum Manuscript Department
Cambridge University Libraries
Edinburgh University Library
UK Hydrographic Office (formerly Department)
John Rylands University Library of Manchester
Linen Hall Library
Naval History Collection – Plymouth Central Library
National Army Museum
National Library of Ireland
National Library of Wales
Dyfed
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich
National Library of Scotland
Northern Ireland Records
Belfast Central Library
Oxford University – Manchester College Library
Queens University Belfast
Royal Botanic Gardens Kew
Royal Commonwealth Society – Records
Royal Geographical Society with the Institute of British Geographers
Royal Navy Museum
The Royal Society – Library and Archives
St Andrews University Library
St Deiniol’s Library North Wales
Trinity College Library, Dublin
University of Birmingham Library
University College Library, London
University of Glasgow

NEW ZEALAND
Auckland Public Library
National Library of New Zealand, Alexander Turnbull Library Wellington

SOUTHERN AFRICA
National Archives and Record Service of South Africa
National Library of South Africa
University of KwaZulu-Natal – Durban campus
National Library of Mauritius
Mauritius Archives

CANADA
University of Toronto – Chief Librarian’s Office
Victoria University – Library (Toronto)

UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
American Geographical Society
Association of American Geographers
Library of Congress
Boston Archives (Massachusetts)
NE Regional Archives Waltham (Massachusetts)
New Bedford Free Public Library (Massachusetts)

INDIA and PAKISTAN
National Archives of India
National Archives of Pakistan