Mystery of the Rivers

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The explorer Charles Sturt died on 16 June 1869. He solved the riddle of the New South Wales rivers that flow inland. At the time it was thought that they might flow into a large inland sea.

Sturt led an expedition along the Murrumbidgee and Murray Rivers, proving that the Murray eventually turns south and flows into the ocean on the South Australian coast. This statue of Sturt is in Adelaide.

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