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SPINIFEX AND SAND

A Narrative of Five Years' Pioneering and Exploration in Western Ausralia
By

HON. DAVID W CARNEGIE (1871-1900)

Illustration 1: David W. Carnegie.

To MY MOTHER

CONTENTS

INTRODUCTION
PART I - EARLY DAYS IN COOLGARDIE
  1. Early Days In The Colony
  2. “Hard Up”
  3. A Miner On Bayley's
PART II - FIRST PROSPECTING EXPEDITION
  1. The Rush To Kurnalpi—We Reach Queen Victoria Spring
  2. In Unknown Country
  3. From Mount Shenton To Mount Margaret
PART III - SECOND PROSPECTING EXPEDITION
  1. The Joys Of Portable Condensers
  2. Granite Rocks, “Namma Holes,” And “Soaks”
  3. A Fresh Start
  4. A Camel Fight
  5. Gold At Lake Darlôt
  6. Alone In The Bush
  7. Sale Of Mine
PART IV - MINING
  1. Quartz Reefing And Dry-Blowing
PART V - THE OUTWARD JOURNEY
  1. Previous Explorers In The Interior Of Western Australia
  2. Members And Equipment Of Expedition
  3. The Journey Begins
  4. We Enter The Desert
  5. Water At Last
  6. Woodhouse Lagoon
  7. The Great Undulating Desert Of Gravel
  8. A Desert Tribe
  9. Dr. Leichardt's Lost Expedition
  10. The Desert Of Parallel Sand-Ridges
  11. From Family Well To Helena Spring
  12. Helena Spring
  13. From Helena Spring To The Southesk Tablelands
  14. Death Of Stansmore
  15. Wells Exploring Expedition
  16. Kimberley
  17. Aboriginals At Hall's Creek
  18. Preparations For The Return Journey
    Appendix To Part V
PART VI - THE JOURNEY HOME
  1. Return Journey Begins
  2. Sturt Creek And “Gregory's Salt Sea”
  3. Our Camp On The “Salt Sea”
  4. Desert Once More
  5. Stansmore Range To Lake MacDonald
  6. Lake MacDonald To The Deep Rock-Holes
  7. The Last Of The Ridges Of Drift Sand
  8. Woodhouse Lagoon Revisited
  9. Across Lake Wells To Lake Darlôt
  10. The End Of The Expedition
APPENDIX