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Stuart John Makdual (John McDouall Stuart)

( traveler and explorer of Australia)

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1815 - 1866
Stewart graduated from the Naval Academy in Scotland, specializing in civil engineer ". Fortunately for Australia, he considered himself unfit for military service with his height 165 cm and weighing less than 50 kg.
Interested in hearing their stories about the colony of New South Wales, in 1839, he immigrated there and at first worked as a surveyor. Perhaps it is this profession has instilled a love of Stuart remote sparsely populated areas of Australia. Later, John took up farming, and in 1844 joined the expedition Sturt in the central part of the country, which lasted 17 months.
On his return 12 years, Stewart has worked with real estate. However, by 1858, the call of the desert "has become unbearable. Together with the hunter-Aboriginal and yet another companion Stuart explored the territory north of Adelaide to Strick Bay. He was awarded the Medal of the Royal Geographical Society for overcoming the most difficult of 1200 km of unexplored bush. However, the difficulties of the expedition, only provoke passion Stewart to research. The following year he made two more expeditions to study geodesic explored the area it.
In March 1860 Stewart made the first of his two most prominent travel. He was with two companions of 13 horses reached the geographical center of the Australian continent. After passing attack natives, hungry and feeling thirsty, the expedition as a whole returned to Adelaide.

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