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Early explorations in New South Wales: A collection

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Various


In the early days of the penal colony at Sydney, rumour was rife among the convicts of another colony beyond the Blue Mountains and perhaps …

Chronicles of Canada Volume 19 - Pathfinders of the Great Plains

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Lawrence J. Burpee


This is volume 19 of The Chronicles of Canada series. This is the account of La Verendryes' quest for an overland route to the Pacific Oce…

True Tales of Arctic Heroism in the New World

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Adolphus W. Greely


The Arctic has always been a fascinating area for us. This is true today just as much as in Adolphus Greely's time. In 1912, Greely publishe…

Robert O'Hara Burke and the Australian Exploring Expedition of 1860

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Andrew Jackson


A non-fictional account of Burke and Wills's 1860 expedition to cross the Australian continent from south to north and then return. Containi…

Columbus

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Joaquin Miller


This week, to celebrate Columbus Day, LibriVox volunteers bring you six recordings of Columbus by Joaquin Miller. This was the weekly poetr…

Impresiones y paisajes

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Federico García Lorca


Libro de viajes de Federico García Lorca, donde recoge sus impresiones y pensamientos íntimos ante la contemplación de …

A Voyage in the 'Sunbeam', Our Home on the Ocean for Eleven Months

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Anna (Annie) Allnutt Brassey, Anna and Anna Brassey


Mrs. Brassey, (in future, Lady Brassey) describes the events and sights of her family's voyage around in the world in 1876-1877 ( Dovie Cros…

A Book of American Explorers

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Thomas Wentworth Higginson


This book tells the story of exploration in America in the words of the explorers themselves. It consists of extracts from narratives of the…

Discovery and Exploration of the Mississippi Valley

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John Gilmary Shea


"It has long been a desideratum to have in English the early narratives, of the discovery and exploration of the Mississippi. Marquette…

With Sack and Stock in Alaska

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George Broke


In 1888, George Broke with Harold Topham and William Williams, made the first exploration of the Alaskan Mt. St. Elias range, including the …

The Itinerary of John Leland in or About the Years 1535-1543

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John Leland


John Leland's 'Itinerary' was the product of several journeys around England and Wales undertaken between 1538 and 1543. The manuscript is m…

The Romance of Polar Exploration

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G. Firth Scott


While stories of the Polar explorers and their efforts to reach the Poles have been told again and again, the constant renewal of expedition…

Travels in New Zealand with contributions to the geography, geology, botany, an…

Read by Gail Timmerman Vaughan


Ernst Dieffenbach


“Let the reader imagine a deep lake of a blue colour, surrounded by verdant hills; in the lake several islets, some showing the bare rock, o…

The Endeavour Journal of Sir Joseph Banks from 25 August 1768-12 July 1771

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Joseph Banks


In this Journal, Joseph Banks records almost daily observations of the journey of the ship the Endeavour on the first of James Cook’s voyage…

The Last Secrets

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John Buchan


The author, John Buchan, maintains that "the main lines of the earth's architecture have been determined" during the first two dec…

The Journals of Robert Falcon Scott; Volume 1 of 'Scott's Last Expedition' (Ver…

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Robert Falcon Scott


Captain Scott’s ill-fated journey to the Antarctic Pole in 1911 is part triumph, part tragedy – but also a mythic adventure story which has …

Travel Stories Retold From St. Nicholas

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Various


St. Nicholas was a popular magazine aimed at young folks in the late nineteenth – early twentieth century. Its articles were usually well-w…

Into the Frozen South

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James William Slessor Marr and James W. S. Marr


James Marr was a Boy Scout selected to go along with Sir Ernest Shackleton aboard the Quest in 1921 for the Shackleton–Rowett Expedition to …

Shores of the Polar Sea: A Narrative of the Arctic Expedition of 1875-6

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Edward Lawton Moss


"THE ARCTIC EXPEDITION of 1875 left England on 29th May, crossed the Atlantic to Davis Straits in a succession of storms, and entered t…

North-Pole Voyages

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Zachariah Atwell Mudge


For more than three hundred years an intense desire has been felt by explorers to discover and reveal to the world the secrets of the immed…

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