Edward John Eyre

Edward John Eyre

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  • • First man to cross southern Australia from east to west, traveling across the Nullarbor Plain from Adelaide to Albany.
  • • He was an explorer, grazer of cattle and sheep, indigenous culture recorder, magistrate, overlander, protector of aboriginals, lieutenant governor of New Zealand and governor of Jamaica.
  • • Edward John Eyre was helped by John Baxter, Wylie, two aborigines and five other white men.
  • Who
  • • He discovered several salt water lakes such as Lake Eyre, the Eyre Peninsula and a route between Adelaide and Perth.
  • Towards the end of his life, became a retired colonial governor.
  • What
  • • Edward John Eyre brought 13 horses, 40 sheep and supplies to last him and his team for three months.
  • • He learnt new survival skills from his exploration such as sucking the roots of a tree for moisture and digging behind sand dunes on the shore.
  • • Edward John Eyre was anxious to find new routes around Australia.
  • • He survived by finding new secrets of survival.
  • • Edward John Eyre and his friend Wylie managed to complete the trip with the help of the crew of a French ship, the Mississippi.
  • • He was remembered by naming many lakes, some buildings, monuments, places and a highway after him.
  • How
  • • He moved to Australia because of health problems.
  • • He sent some of his party back to Adelaide because he thought a smaller party would have a better chance of surviving.
  • • He never gave up because he really wanted to find the overland route.
  • • He and Wylie were alone because two aborigines betrayed them and killed Baxter.
  • • He started exploring because he wanted to discover new routes.
  • • He and Wylie were alone because two aborigines betrayed them and killed Baxter.
  • Why
  • • Born 5th of August, 1815, Whipsnade, Bedfordshire, England, third son of Anthony William Eyre and his wife Sarah.
  • • Death 30th of November, 1901, Tavistock, England.
  • • On the 1st of May, 1839, he started his famous exploration from east to west, travelling across the Nullarbor Plain from Adelaide to Albany.
  • • He started to be an explorer on October, 1837.
  • • He reached Albany on the 7th of July, 1841.
  • • Emigrated to Australia at the age of 17.
  • When
  • • He moved to Hornsea, Yorkshire when he was young.
  • • As a shepherd he constantly moved from Sydney to Adelaide and sometimes other towns for business (selling his sheep).
  • • As he continued to age, he moved back to England.
  • • After the explorations, he went to other countries such as Jamaica and New Zealand.
  • • As an explorer, he went to many places such as bays, mountains, ranges, lakes and deserts.
  • • He traveled to many places in Australia both as a shepherd and as an explorer.
  • Where
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