Biographical entry Carnegie, David Wynford (1871 - 1900)
- 23 March 1871
- 21 November 1900
David Wynford Carnegie made two commissioned prospecting expeditions for the Hampton Plains Pastoral Company 1894-1895, then made an inland crossing of Western Australia 1896-1897. He published Spinifex and Sand in England in 1898.
Born London, 23 March 1871. Died Kerifi, Northern Nigeria, 21 November 1900. Educated Royal Indian Engineering College. Tea plantation, Ceylon; various gold mines, Coolgardie, 1892-94; commissioned prospecting expeditions for the Hampton Plains Pastoral company 1894-95; crossed Western Australia from south to north 1896-97; England 1897-99; assistant resident, Northern Nigeria 1899-1900.
Adolph Basser Library, Australian Academy of Science
- Morison, Patricia, 'Carnegie, David Wynford (1871-1900), explorer', in Bede Nairn and Geoffrey Serle (eds), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 7, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1979, pp. 566-567. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A070574b.htm. Details
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