In the 'Australian Explorers' series for young readers. Biography of noted explorer tells of his birth in India in 1795, his childhood in England, and his journey to Australia in 1826. Describes his major expeditions along the western rivers and to central Australia, the hardships he and his men suffered, and the significance of his discoveries. Useful for late primary/early secondary school students. Includes a 'facts page', a glossary a bibliography and an index.