7 April 2019
In November, 1836, the Africaine arrived at the western end of Kangaroo Island. This ship was one of the “first fleet” sent out to establish the new colony of South Australia. Six of the passengers believed that it would be a straightforward two-day journey to trek across the island. After ten days lost in the Australian bush without food and water, only four of the trekkers arrived at the eastern end of the island. The unknown issue is why they decided to undertake the journey in the first place.
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