On 1 May 1839, Eyre departed Adelaide to explore countryside to the north. He discovered excellent countryside just north of Adelaide and rich, alluvial soil around today's Hutt River. It was on this journey that he discovered and named Mount Remarkable. Eyre finally arrived at the head of Spencer Gulf on 15 May 1839, where he discovered and named Depot Creek. Eyre then left Adelaide in June 1840 to explore north towards the centre of Australia. He encountered salt lake after salt lake: each time he attempted to go around a salt lake, he found his way barred by yet another. On 2 September 1840, Eyre climbed and named a peak which gave him a vista of shimmering salt lakes in every direction. His feelings were certainly reflected in the naming of "Mt Hopeless".
Edward Eyre did not discover or name any rivers.
A lady called Bella im not sure what her last name is though
He went because of a sence of adventure, Victorian values, pride and determination and also because no one else had done it! I retreaced some of his 1841 expedition across the Nullarbor in 2008. My name is Chris Eyre a great great grandson of Edward John Eyre.
Edward Eyre did not name Lake Eyre, as he would have had to name it after himself, and explorers did not seek to name things after themselves. However, the lake was later named in his honour. Lake Eyre was one of several salt lakes which blocked Eyre's attempt to cross from south to north. Other salt lakes which seemed to Eyre to form an impassable horseshoe-shaped barrier included Lake Blanche, Lake Torrens and Lake Callabonna.
Edward. When he proposed to Jane, he told her to use his name, Edward.
The parents of Australian explorer Edward Eyre were Reverend Anthony William Eyre and Sarah (nÃ©e Mapleton).
His full name is Edward Fairfax Rochester.
Mr. Rochester's first name is Edward, hence his full name is Edward Rochester.
his name is Edward
i suspect that my great-grandfather's uncle was Edward John Eyre. my cousins and i had been told this since childhood. My grandmother was Elizabeth Thomson Eyre who was the daughter of George Eyre and Jane Thomson. George was the son of William Eyre who should be Edward John Eyre's brother if the family story is true. William was born in 1828, probably in Nottingham and married Jane Scarr of Leeds. However William and Jane were under age when they married in 1844. William married under an assumed name (Eyreroe) which does not appear to be recorded anywhere else in history! He gave his father's name as John Eyreroe, a mason, on the marriage certificate. Could William have been a late addition to the family of Edward John Eyre's parents? Or perhaps an illegitimate child of one of his sisters? There are two (?) sisters listed in the 19th centurt censuses. Given the difficulty I had in finding his marriage, I could easily suspect William of being an outcast from the family. Neville Biggs, Australia.
Edward Eyre was initially accompanied by three Aborigines, but only one stayed loyal to him and made the complete crossing with him over the Nullarbor Plain. This was Wylie, who was from Albany in Western Australia. The other two Aborigines, who killed Eyre's white overseer, John Baxter, and made off with most of the supplies, were Joey and Yarry.
Edward Gheller's birth name is Edward John Gheller.
Edward Burra's birth name is Edward John Burra.
Lake Eyre was named in honour of Edward Eyre, the first known European explorer to sight the lake. Lake Eyre was one of several salt lakes which blocked Eyre's attempt to cross from south to north during his expedition in 1840.
Edward Stourton's birth name is Edward John Ivo Stourton.
Edward Gorey's birth name is Edward St. John Gorey.
Claude Auchinleck's birth name is Auchinleck, Claude John Eyre.
John Lazar's birth name is John Edward Lazar.
John Lovelock's birth name is Lovelock, John Edward.
John Mayasich's birth name is John Edward Mayasich.
John Straub's birth name is John Edward Straub.
John Sulston's birth name is John Edward Sulston.
John Thaw's birth name is John Edward Thaw.
John Truscott's birth name is John Edward Truscott.