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Biographical entry Sturt, Charles (1795 - 1869)

Born
28 April 1795
India
Died
16 June 1869
England
Occupation
Explorer

Summary

Charles Sturt, a military officer, undertook an exploration of the Murrumbidgee and Murray Rivers in 1829. He later took up a position as Assistant Commissioner of Lands in South Australia and in 1844-46 explored Central Australia.

Archival resources

Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science

  • Australian Botanists - Biographies, MS 064; Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science. Details

Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales

  • Augustus Charles Gregory - Records, 1842 - 1903, MS 191-8 and Q420-42; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Charles Sturt - Records, 1845 - 1846, A4099; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Charles Sturt - Records, 1824 - 1845; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details
  • Charles Sturt - Records, 1829 - 1869, FM 4/21; Mitchell and Dixson Libraries Manuscripts Collection, State Library of New South Wales. Details

National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection

  • Charles Sturt - Records, 1844 - 1848, mfm M403; National Library of Australia Manuscript Collection. Details

State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection

  • Charles Sturt - Records, 1838, MS 9025; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details
  • Charles Sturt - Records, 1945 - 1949, M403; State Library of Victoria, Australian Manuscripts Collection. Details

Published resources

Books

  • Cumpston, J.H.L., Charles Sturt: His Life and Journeys of Exploration, Georgian House, Melbourne, 1951. Details
  • Kennedy, D., Captain Charles Sturt, Australian Explorers, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1958. Details
  • Sturt, Mrs Napier George, Life of Charles Sturt, Smith & Elder, London, 1899. Details

Book Sections

  • Gammage, Bill, 'Charles Sturt, 1795-1869', in Oxford Dictionary of National Biography, Oxford University Press, Oxford, 2004. Details
  • Gibbney, H.J., 'Sturt, Charles (1795-1869), explorer, soldier and public servant', in Douglas Pike (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 2, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1967, pp. 495-498. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A020458b.htm. Details

Journal Articles

  • Rainbow, W. a., 'Charles Sturt, Explorer and Naturalist', The Australian Museum Magazine, vol. 4, 1930, pp. 75-77. Details

Online Resources

See also

McCarthy, G.J.