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Wells, Lawrence Allen (1860 - 1938)

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Born: 30 April 1860  Yallum Park, South Australia, Australia.  Died: 11 May 1938  Blackwood, South Australia.
Lawrence Allen Wells was Chairman of South Australia's Land Board 1918-30. He led several expeditions, including the Calvert Scientific Exploring Expedition in 1896 and the Endeavour Expedition through the Great Victoria Desert when he was 72.

Career Highlights
Born 30 April 1860. Died 11 May 1938. OBE 1937. South Australian Survey Department 1878, cadet 1879, Northern Territory and Queensland Border Survey 1883-86, surveyor, Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition 1891, leader, Calvert Scientific Exploring Expeditin 1896, South Australian Pastoral Board from 1897, leader, North-West Prospecting Expedition 1903, trigonometrical survey, Victoria River district, Northern Teritory 1908, administrative positions, State and Federal public services, Chairman, South Australia's Land Board 1918-30, leader, Endeavour Expedition, Great Victoria Desert 1932.

Structure based on ISAAR(CPF) - click here for an explanation of the fields.Prepared by: Rosanne Walker
Created: 30 June 1997
Modified: 8 August 2006

Published by The University of Melbourne eScholarship Research Centre on ASAPWeb, 1994 - 2007
Originally published 1994-1999 by Australian Science Archives Project, 1999-2006 by the Australian Science and Technology Heritage Centre
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