Exploration Numbers

Each report is given a unique Exploration Number. This is the day of the year that the expedition started. For example John Forrest’s 1869 search for the remains of Ludwig Leichhardt commenced on 15 April, which is day number 105 of the year, therefore the Expedition Number is 1869/105.

There are occasions where two Explorations started on the same day. Some explorations produced more than one account. To differentiate between these the Diarist’s initials follow the Exploration Number. For example, Stirling’s report of the Great Southern Expedition is 1835/292JS and Roe’s report is 1835/292JR.

Click the links in the list of explorations below to see the Synposis of that trip or excerpts from the Report.

1826

Lockyer – Formation of a Settlement at King George Sound

1826/312

1827

Stirling – Narrative of Operations – Expedition to Swan River
Fraser – Observations on the Soil &c of Swan River
Fraser – Remarks on the Botany, Geology &c of Swan River
Gilbert – Exploration of the Swan River
Lockyer – Excursion to French River
1827/17JS
1827/17CF1
1827/17CF2
1827/17JG
1827/43

1828

Wakefield – Excursion to Mount Purrengorep
1828/76

1829

Fremantle – Exploration of Swan River
Henry – Exploration of Canning River and intervening country
Fremantle – Journey on the Main
Drummond – Expedition to the Southward
Currie – Southward of Cockburn Sound
Currie – Excursion on the Main
Preston – Across the Darling Range
Collie – Remarks on the vicinity of Canning River
Collie – Serpentine River
Dale – First Helena River expedition
Wilson – Excursion up the Swan River
Wilson – Excursion up the Canning River
Preston – Cockburn Sound to Geographe Bay
Wilson – North and north west of King George Sound
Kent – North and north west of King George Sound
Dale – Second Helena River expedition
1829/122
1829/177
1829/185
1829/210
1829/211MC
1829/211JC
1829/251WP
1829/251AC
1829/274
1829/288
1829/292
1829/300
1829/321
1829/336TW
1829/336JK
1829/341

1830

Bamber – Exploration southwards
Barker – West of King George Sound
Jay – Southwards to Port Leschenault then Eastwards
Roe – Exploration of the Collie and Preston rivers on the Eagle
Henty – Journey south on the Eagle
Stirling – Journey to Cape Leeuwin on the Emily Taylor
Bannister – 50 miles east at the base of the mountains
Dale – Expedition to trace the Swan River
Barker – King George Sound
Barker – West Cape Howe
Kent – Expedition from King George Sound
Dale – Opening in the mountains ESE of Perth
Dale – East of Darling Range
Erskine – Across the Darling Range
Molloy – Blackwood River
Henty – Across the Darling Range
Dale – Eastward of the Darling Range
Hardey – Expedition over General Darling’s Range
Preston – Exploration of the coast to the north of Fremantle
Barker – French River
Dale – 40 miles to the northward of Swan River
Bannister – Perth to King George Sound
1830/34JB
1830/34CB
1830/36
1830/62JR
1830/62JH
1830/88
1830/91
1830/97
1830/127
1830/154CB
1830/154JK
1830/166
1830/212
1830/249
1830/256
1830/274
1830/301RD
1830/301JH
1830/310
1830/316
1830/334
1830/348

1831

Shenton – Exploration of the Collie River
Bussell – Northward from Augusta
Bussell – Augusta to Perth
Hall – Murray River
Preston – Excursion from Rame Point to Murray River
Collie – In the vicinity of King George Sound
Collie – King River
Collie – Coffin Island
Collie – South side of Princess Royal Harbour
Dale – North and south of Mount Bakewell
Moore – North and south of Mount Bakewell
Bussell – To the Vasse from the Blackwood
Henty – North of King River
Roe – Northward and westward of King George Sound
Clint – Stirling Ranges
1831/24
1831/32
1831/74
1831/91
1831/108
1831/117
1831/137
1831/155
1831/166
1831/248RD
1831/248GM
1831/314
1831/335
1831/340
1831/354

1832

Clint – Wilson’s Inlet
Dale – Stirling Ranges
Collie – French River
Collie – North west of King George Sound
Collie – A valley south west of Mount Barker
Perth Gazette – Missing men
Bussell – Augusta to the Vasse River
Roe – To York and back to Swan River
Collie – Cheyne’s Rock in Princess Royal Harbour
Hillman –- Rocks in King George’s Sound
1832/10
1832/21
1832/40
1832/145
1832/192
1832/244
1832/302
1832/312
1832/327
1832/348

1833

Molloy – Augusta to Vasse
Whitfield – Helena River
Hillman – West of Albany
Von Hügel – Garden and Carnac Islands
1833/7
1833/83
1833/184
1833/343

1834

Von Hügel – Excursion to Kalgan River
Moore – Exploration of the Upper Swan
Butler – 35 miles north of Perth
Bland – Down the Avon River to its junction with the Swan
Ludlow – Augusta to Swan River
Nyungar – Reports of a shipwreck to the north
Ommanney – Northward in search of a shipwreck
Ommanney – Northward in search of a shipwreck
Hillman – Caverns on the Turner River
Layman – Augusta to Murray River
Turner – Expedition to trace the source of the Blackwood River
Smith – Between Green mount and Northam
Roe – Battle of Pinjarra
Toby – Second search northward
Derbishire – Second search northward
Norcott – Murray River to Kelmscott
Weenat – Road to Toodye
1834/6
1834/24
1834/79
1834/137
1834/157
1834/6
1834/7
1834/8
1834/218
1834/248
1834/264
1834/286
1834/298
1834/315JT
1834/315LB
1834/354
1834/365

1835

Hillman – Hotham River
Harris – Hotham River
Roe – Moorilup, Hay and Sleeman rivers
Molloy – Vicinity of the Vasse River
Spencer – Upper Hay River
Ommanney – Eastward of Northam
Moore – Lennard Brook
Shaw – Avon district
Taylor – King George Sound
Belches – Moorilup district
Perth Gazette – Two English lads from Port Lincoln to King George Sound
Henty – Murray River to Port Leschenault
Stirling – Expedition to the York District
Perth Gazette – Hotham River Expedition
Phillips – Hotham River Expedition
Hillman – Williams River to York
Watson – Murray River
Stirling – Great Southern Expedition, Perth to King George Sound
Roe – Great Southern Expedition, Perth to King George Sound
Bussell – Augusta to Vasse
Roe – Doubtful Island Bay
Roe – King George Sound to York
1835/5AH
1835/5JH
1835/41
1835/56
1835/62
1835/67
1835/104
1835/129
1835/155
1835/159
1835/174
1835/224
1835/251
1835/277PG
1835/277JP
1835/277AH
1835/280
1835/292JS
1835/292JR
1835/321
1835/333
1835/348