South Australia to Western Australia Stock Route Expedition

Samuel Grau Hübbe and the South Australia to Western Australia Stock Route Expedition 1895-1896

BY S.G. Hübbe. EDITOR Andrew Guy Peake.

Published 2018.




Samuel Hübbe was commissioned by the South Australian Surveyor General to ascertain the feasibility of a stock route for cattle from Oodnadatta through to the Western Australian goldfields in October 1895.

His team of five men and camels reached Coolgardie and concluded that a stock route wasn't viable. He was then instructed to return with his camels to Fowlers Bay to test a stock route from the south. The conclusion was the same.

Hübbe’s expedition was a remarkable test of endurance through inhospitable country Along the way his party met with both hospitable and war-like aborigines. It is a testament to Hubbe's fine leadership that all his men arrived safely and no camels were lost during the expedition. His journals, private and official, indicates the care he took for the welfare of his men and his camels.

This Volume contains the official and private journals of Hübbe and John Mahar, and Biographical Notes on the men of the expedition.


ISBN 978-0-85905-680-9

Hard Cover, Case Bound, Section Sewn, Dust Jacket, Illustrated, Maps, Indexed, 296 pages, 855 ggrams.

$95.00 plus postage.


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