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Victoria’s early explorers left a permanent mark on the landscape.
John Batman and John Pascoe Fawkner are credited as Melbourne's first pioneers, but who arrived first?
Portrait photograph of Robert Russell
One man's private thoughts and observations provide a window into life in 19th century Gippsland.
When the Burke and Wills expedition proved a disaster, the skills of a self-taught bushman helped pick up the pieces.
A Scottish explorer is often overlooked as the first white explorer of the Gippsland region.
In 1840, young explorer James Riley joined an important expedition and experienced the cruelty of the Australian bush.
A group devoted to the advancement of science was responsible for Victoria's most famous – and ill-fated – expedition.
Years of Arctic navigation made the Aurora worthy of being the vessel for Australia's first Antarctic expedition.
Lesser known than his fellow explorers, John King Davis was one of the quiet achievers of Australian Antarctic exploration.
Although catastrophe seemed to follow wherever he went, Ernest Shackleton was a pioneer of Australian Antarctic exploration.