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Putting Queensland on the Map: The life of Robert Logan Jack, geologist and explorer

by: Felicity Jack
published by: UNSW Press


Highly regarded in geological circles but still unknown to a general public, Robert Logan Jack was a Scottish geologist who migrated to Australia in 1877. He worked as Government Geologist in Queensland for almost thirty years and was sent on difficult and perilous expeditions to some of the remotest parts of the continent, making important discoveries, such as the Great Artesian Basin.

'Putting Queensland on the Map' is the first book to chronicle Robert Logan Jack’s extraordinary life and work. Written by his great-granddaughter Felicity Jack, it uses maps, drawings, letters and photographs to offer a fascinating glimpse into Robert Logan Jack’s geological expeditions and the social conditions of rural Queensland in the late nineteenth century.



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