to the Exploration Committee of the Royal Society of Victoria.
|Original item held at the State Library of Victoria, MS13071, Box 2076/2.|
Royal Society of Victoria, Exploration Committee Records:
Part IV: Applications to join the VEE received by the EC.
Melbourne, March 1st 1860
To the Exploration Committee of Victoria
Further study of the subject has confirmed me in the opinion that the exploration of the interior may be best accomplished by making a series of transverse journeys across the continent from the Northern coast – and I beg respectfully to forward herewith a statement of my review on the subject:–
In conclusion I would respectfully remind your Committee that geographical knowledge has been extended much more by individual effort than by large and costly expeditions.
Melbourne, 10 March 1860.
Having determined to proceed on a visit to Europe, I beg most respectfully to withdraw my application for the leadership of the proposed exploring expedition.
I am gentlemen,
Related archive: State Library of Victoria, MS13071, Applications to join the Victorian Exploration Expedition received by the Exploration Committee. Alphabetical list of applicants. Belt: Box 2076/1, ex1004-035.