The Western Australian Explorations of John Septimus Roe 1829-1849
The Father of Australian Explorers


PRINCIPAL EDITOR Marion Hercock

Described as the ‘Father of Australian Explorers’, for his developing, fostering and mentoring of such luminaries of Australian Exploration as the Gregorys and the Forrests, Roe completed a number of important expeditions of exploration of his own, all contained in this impressive volume.

John Septimus Roe was Western Australia’s first Surveyor General, a position he held for 43 years.

Roe’s four major expeditions were:
1835 Perth to King George Sound;
1836 to Wongan Hills;
1847 to Champion Bay and Hutt River; and
1848-1849 to Russell Ranges.

To provide a complete recording of his explorations in one volume, a number of expeditions, first published in Western Australian Exploration 1826-1835, have been included in this Volume.

The Western Australian Explorations of John Septimus Roe 1829-1849 was published in 2014.