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Explorers of Australia This is a short list, there are pages also dedicated to State explorers that I think could possibly all be included here for now. Reference https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Category:Explorers_of_Australia

The photo is of the ill fated Calvert Expedition complements State Library of South Australia

A

  • Alexander MacPherson (explorer)
  • John Allen (miner)
  • George Austin
  • Said Ameer (camel driver)

B

  • Thomas Baines
  • Henry Lidgbird Ball
  • Joseph Banks
  • Collet Barker
  • François Edmond Eugène de Barlatier de Mas
  • Francis Barrallier
  • George Bass
  • John Batman
  • Nicolas Baudin
  • John Baxter (explorer)
  • Len Beadell
  • Ludwig Becker (explorer)
  • Frederick Bedwell
  • David Blackburn (Royal Navy officer)
  • Gregory Blaxland
  • Charles-Pierre Boullanger
  • John Brooke (East India Company)
  • John Harris Browne
  • Robert O'Hara Burke
  • Dervish Bejah (camel driver)

C

  • Francis Cadell (explorer)
  • Jean-François Cagnet
  • George Caley
  • James Calvert (explorer)
  • David Carnegie (explorer)
  • Jan Carstenszoon
  • George Clarke (prospector)
  • Jean Nicolas Collignon
  • Ted Colson
  • James Cook
  • Allan Cunningham (botanist)
  • Mark John Currie

D

  • William Dampier
  • Henry Dangar
  • Robyn Davidson
  • William Dawes (British Marines officer)
  • Félix Delahaye
  • Henry Mangles Denham
  • Dick Barkinji (explorer)

E

  • George Evans (explorer)

F

  • Ernest Favenc
  • Robert D. FitzGerald
  • Matthew Flinders
  • Alexander Forrest
  • John Franklin
  • Charles Fraser (botanist)
  • Tobias Furneaux

G

  • Alfred Gibson
  • John Gilbert (naturalist)
  • Alfred Giles (explorer)
  • Ernest Giles
  • Peter Good
  • John Gore (Royal Navy officer, died 1790)
  • William Gosse (explorer)
  • James Grant (navigator)
  • Augustus Charles Gregory
  • George Grey
  • Charles Grimes (surveyor)
  • Antoine Guichenot

H

  • Jacques Félix Emmanuel Hamelin
  • William Hann
  • Dirk Hartog
  • John Hayes (explorer)
  • Peter Hedland
  • John Hill (explorer)
  • William Hobson
  • Clement Hodgkinson
  • John Ainsworth Horrocks
  • William Hovell
  • Charles von Hügel
  • Hamilton Hume

J

  • Jackey Jackey
  • Willem Janszoon
  • George Jones (mineralogist and photographer)

K

  • James Kelly (Australian explorer)
  • Edmund Kennedy
  • James King (Royal Navy officer)
  • John King (explorer)
  • Phillip Parker King
  • George Keartland (naturalist)

L

  • William Landsborough
  • Jean-François de Galaup, comte de Lapérouse
  • William Lawson (explorer)
  • Thomas Laycock
  • Ludwig Leichhardt
  • Patrick Leslie
  • John Lhotsky
  • David Lindsay (explorer)
  • Frederick Henry Litchfield
  • Edmund Lockyer

M

  • John MacGillivray
  • Donald George Mackay
  • George Macleay
  • Cecil Madigan
  • Richard Maurice (explorer)
  • John McKinlay
  • James Meehan
  • Johann Menge
  • William Grant Milne
  • Thomas Mitchell (explorer)
  • Eric Mjöberg
  • Ferdinand von Mueller
  • John Murray (Australian explorer)
  • Myles Archibald Lyons

N

  • David Noble (canyoner)

O

  • Timothy O'Hea
  • John Ovens
  • John Oxley

P

  • William Paterson (explorer)
  • François Péron
  • Thomas Petrie

R

  • Louis Receveur
  • Anselme Riedlé
  • Charles Robbins (Royal Navy officer)
  • John Ross (explorer)

S

  • Willem Schouten
  • James Smith (gardener)
  • William Parker Snow
  • Herman Spöring Jr.
  • James Stirling (Royal Navy officer)
  • John Lort Stokes
  • Paweł Strzelecki
  • John McDouall Stuart
  • Charles Sturt
  • Samuel Stutchbury

T

  • Abel Tasman
  • Watkin Tench
  • Charles Throsby
  • William Tietkens
  • Luís Vaz de Torres
  • James Hingston Tuckey
  • Charles Tyers
  • James Trainor (camel driver)

W

  • Frederick Walker (native police commandant)
  • Peter Egerton-Warburton
  • Charles Wedge
  • John Helder Wedge
  • Larry Wells
  • Charles Wells
  • William Wentworth
  • John Clements Wickham
  • Joseph Wild
  • William John Wills
  • Tommy Windich

Y

  • Jess Young

Expeditions

  • Pictures Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition (1896-1897) Members of the expedition were Larry Wells (leader), Charles Wells (his cousin and second in command), George Jones (mineralogist and photographer), George Keartland (naturalist), James Trainor with Dervish Bejah and Said Ameer (camel drivers) and 20 camels.