Explorer Stuart lived here


Explorer Stuart lived here

Scottish cross-Australia explorer John McDouall Stuart.

Location: 9 Campden Hill Square, London

Description: The Scot, John McDouall Stuart (1815-1866) lived and died here. He was the most accomplished and most famous of all Australia's inland explorers and led the first expedition to traverse the continent from south to north successfully. (Burke and Wills were first to cross the continent but both perished on the return journey.)

He died of ramolissement and cerebral effusion on 5 June 1866 in London and was buried in the Kensal Green cemetery. He has remained a controversial figure, lonely and independent, with a fierce pride. His reputation as a heavy drinker has led detractors to minimize his achievements, even to the extent of doubting that he reached the Indian Ocean in 1862, though the tree he had marked with JMDS was positively identified in 1883 and photographed in 1885.

Tours: Great London Explorers Tour

Themes: ScienceScience Theme  NatureNature Theme  PioneerPioneer Theme
Explorer Stuart lived here

Scottish cross-Australia explorer John McDouall Stuart.

Ranking This Month: 1038/3062

Pages Hit This Month: 43


Your Comments:

Name:
Email:
Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code:


Other places nearby:


The Royal Observatory», 8.8km

The Colonnade Town House», 1.4km

Charles Babbage was born here», 4.6km

Advancing Geography», 1.1km

UCL Observatory», 7.5km

The atom bomb was born here», 3.4km

Sir Isaac Newton lived here», 2.7km

House of Abdus Salam», 3.4km

Karl Pearson lived here», 3.8km

The Man who knew everything», 2.3km

Location Pinpointed:


Open Street Maps», Google Maps»