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The Prospector of Argylla: Ernest Henry (1837-1919)

This is a typescript biography of Ernest Henry (1837-1919), pioneer in the Argylla district near Cloncurry, North Western Queensland. He is regarded as the founder of Cloncurry and Hughenden. The manuscript follows his life, beginning with a short maritime career and on the goldfields of Victoria. Following his exploration of the Burdekin River country with the George Elphinstone Dalrymple expedition, he embarked on a pastoral life on various stations including Baroondah and Mt McConnel. He then turned to prospecting in the Cloncurry district and worked for many years on his leases. The author describes in detail Ernest Henry's explorations as well as the stations, people and the settlement of areas where Henry travelled.

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Archer Family and Durundur Station Diary 1843-1844

In this diary spanning 1843-1844 the brothers John (1814-1857) and Charles (1813-1862) Archer recorded daily events at Durundur Station, located near present-day Woodford in south east Queensland, including the erection of a hut, ploughing, sheep-washing and shearing, the dispatch of wool by dray to Brisbane. The arrival of explorer Ludwig Leichhardt at Durundur Station is also recorded.

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