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Biographical entry Ross, John (1817 - 1903)

Born
17 May 1817
Bridgend, Perthshire, Scotland
Died
5 February 1903
Australia
Occupation
Explorer and Farmer

Summary

John Ross migrated to Australia in 1836 and drove stock over much of South Australia. He led the expedition which selected the route for the overland telegraph 1870-71 and also the Thomas Elder expedition to north-west South Australia 1874.

Archival resources

Royal Historical Society of Victoria Inc

  • John Ross - Records, 1874, MSS 15; Royal Historical Society of Victoria Inc. Details

State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana

  • John Ross - Records, 1837 - 1903; State Library of South Australia, Mortlock Library of South Australiana. Details

Published resources

Book Sections

Journal Articles

  • Purvis, A. V., 'Forgotten Explorer', North Australia Monthly, June, 1958. Details
  • Symes, G. W., 'Exploring in the Macdonnell Ranges 1870-1872', Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, vol. 61, 1956. Details
  • Symes, G. W., 'The Exploration and Development of the Northern Part of South Australia...and the Early Life of John Ross', Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, vol. 58, 1956. Details
  • Symes, G.W., 'John Ross - a refutation and a chronology', Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of South Australia, vol. 59, 1956. Details

Online Resources

McCarthy, G.J.