Thomas Baines and the North Australian Expedition


Hardback- Author: Braddon, Russell Publisher: Harper Collins Publisher

In 1855, both the British government and the Royal Geographical Society (RGS) commissioned the Australian explorer Augustus Charles Gregory to undertake an ambitious exploration of Australia's interior. Thomas Baines, artist and explorer, fresh from a stint in the Cape Colony as war artist to Major-General Henry Somerset in the frontier wars in the Eastern Cape, offered his services to the proposed North Australian Expedition (NAE). 

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