Leichhardts expedition. Interactive map.

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The ANU have just completed a brilliant map linked with journals of Leichhardts expedition from QLD to the NT.

The map show's Leichhardt's route from Moreton Bay to Port Essington. Each marker represents a camp site. Clicking on a marker will show the date of the camp and name (if known), and the associated text from Leichhardt's expedition journal will be displayed to the right of the map. Clicking the 'Next' or 'Prev' button (at the end of each journal entry) will take you to the next or previous day's journal entry respectively.

The map is a Google Map and can be zoomed by using the map's zoom facilities (i.e. the slider, '+' and '-' symbols on the left of the map) or using the scroll wheel on your mouse.

At the base of each journal entry is a list of other relevant journal entries for that day. These entries are from the journals of other expedition members or Glen McLaren's 'Retracing Leichhardt' field notes. Clicking on the journal title will show the entry in the right hand side of the page, replacing the entry already there. Clicking on the 'Compare' link to the right of the journal title will show the associated journal's entry on the left-hand side of the screen, replacing the map. This allows two entries to be compared side by side. Note that some journal entries will cover multiple days, so carefully read the texts when dates at the top of each entry do not match exactly.

Here is the link:

http://adb.anu.edu.au/entity/8843
 
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Yes I read his journal a few years ago and mucked around on google earth. This is fantastic, great job by the ANU.
It looks like they have some similar projects coming as well.
 

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I've just realized it was 170 years ago today that the boys set off on their trip. I am going to follow each day in real time. The journals from a few members and modern notes for each day of the expedition will make a good read each day.
Onya Ludwig!
 
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