DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA: WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE COASTS AND RIVERS EXPLORED AND SURVEYED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE - Volume 2
DISCOVERIES IN AUSTRALIA: WITH AN ACCOUNT OF THE COASTS AND RIVERS EXPLORED AND SURVEYED DURING THE VOYAGE OF H.M.S. BEAGLE, IN THE YEARS 1837- 38- 39- 40- 41- 42- 43 by COMMAND OF THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS OF THE ADMIRALTY - Volume 2. Admiral John Lort Stokes (1812 - June 11, 1885) was an officer in the Royal Navy who travelled on the HMS Beagle for almost 18 years. Stokes was promoted to the rank of lieutenant, and served under Commander John Clements Wickham for a survey of Australasian waters. When Wickham was invalided in 1841, Stokes took charge of the ship. While Stokes was in command the Beagle surveyed Timor and New Zealand, returning to England in 1843. When he returned he wrote Discoveries in Australia, with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of the Beagle, 1837–1843, it was published in 1846. Massive book, illustrated with maps, covers voyage from Port Essington to Victoria River, Swan River, Champion Bay, South Australia, Indies, bass Strait, Sydney and return to England.