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W.C. Gosse's Explorations, 1873. THE DISCOVERY OF ULURU "AYERS ROCK".
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W.C. Gosse's Explorations, 1873. Report and Diary of Mr. W.C. Gosse's Central and Western Exploring Expedition, 1873. 

Adelaide: Government Printer, 1874. 

First edition, South Australian parliamentary paper (No. 48 of 1874), foolscap folio, disbound from a volume of parliamentary papers, pp. 23, [1 blank], very good copy. 

The first published account of the expedition that discovered Uluru and named it Ayers Rock. 

William Christie Gosse (1842–1881), explorer, was born in England and migrated to Australia with his father in 1850. In 1859 he entered the Government service of South Australia. He held various positions in the survey department, including Deputy Surveyor-General. The purpose of this expedition was to explore the centre of Australia from the Overland Telegraph Line to the west coast. The expedition did not reach the coast but did discover Uluru on the 19th July, 1873. Although Gosse's exploration was not ground breaking he filled in many details in the central map. He named the Musgrave Ranges and was able correctly to lay down the position of some of the discoveries of Ernest Giles. 


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