Biographical entry Wells, Lawrence Allen (1860 - 1938)
- 30 April 1860
Yallum Park, South Australia, Australia
- 11 May 1938
Blackwood, South Australia, Australia
Lawrence Allen Wells was Chairman of South Australia's Land Board 1918-30. He led several expeditions, including the Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition in 1896 and the Endeavour Expedition through the Great Victoria Desert when he was 72.
Born 30 April 1860. Died 11 May 1938. OBE 1937. South Australian Survey Department 1878, cadet 1879, Northern Territory and Queensland Border Survey 1883-86, surveyor, Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition 1891, leader, Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition 1896, South Australian Pastoral Board from 1897, leader, North-West Prospecting Expedition 1903, trigonometrical survey, Victoria River district, Northern Territory 1908, administrative positions, State and Federal public services, Chairman, South Australia's Land Board 1918-30, leader, Endeavour Expedition, Great Victoria Desert 1932.
- Steele, Christopher, 'Wells, Lawrence Allen (1860-1938), Explorer', in John Ritchie (ed.), Australian Dictionary of Biography, vol. 12, Melbourne University Press, Melbourne, 1990, pp. 440-441. Also available at http://www.adb.online.anu.edu.au/biogs/A120491b.htm. Details
Created: 30 June 1997, Last modified: 4 February 2010