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: 1859/2920

Pages Hit This Month: 29


Other places nearby:


The home of Ada Lovelace», 2.8km

Edmund Halley's Tomb», 9.1km

Huggins' Observatory», 5.4km

Karl Pearson lived here», 3.8km

Charles Darwin lived here», 3.1km

Balloonist Gleisher lived here», 8.6km

Bouncing Bomb inventor's house», 7.1km

Joseph Priestley lived here», 7.1km

Scientist Rosalind Franklin», 1.6km

Colour Mauve invented here», 6.3km

Location Pinpointed: