Ernest Giles

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Birthday
20, 1835
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 13, 1897 (62)
Birth Sign
Cancer
Birthday
20, 1835
Birthplace
England
Death Date
Nov 13, 1897 (62)

About

Explorer of Australia's interior who called himself the last of the Australian explorers.

Before Fame

He had several clerking jobs that bored him.

Trivia

He went on five different expeditions into Australia's rugged wilderness, and came close to dying of exposure there.

Family Life

He moved from England to join his parents in Adelaide, Australia, at age 15.

Associated With

George Bass also mapped out parts of Australia's interior during his expeditions on his small riverboat, Tom Thumb.