The Burke and Wills Expedition – Part 1 – Australia, the Royal Society of Victoria and Robert Burke

The first episode in the Burke and Wills Expedition series provides background to the endeavor - which was an expedition to cross Australia in 1860-61. We are introduced to the organizers of the expedition - Royal Society of Victoria - and its eventual leader, Robert Burke. Listen to this episode online. Download this episode. (mp3 … Continue reading The Burke and Wills Expedition – Part 1 – Australia, the Royal Society of Victoria and Robert Burke

Hanno the Navigator

Between 400-600 BCE, Hanno the Navigator of Carthage, conducted an epic voyage down the west coast of Africa - sailing more than 4,000 miles - reaching all the way to modern-day Gabon. It is one of the earliest recorded voyages of discovery. Listen to this episode online. Download this episode. (mp3 file) Explorers on iTunes … Continue reading Hanno the Navigator

Vladimir Atlasov and the Exploration of Kamchatka

In this episode, Cossack Vladimir Atlasov explores the Kamchatka Peninsula in the late 1690s - claiming it for the Russian Empire. Listen to this episode online. Download this episode. (mp3 file) Explorers on iTunes Resources There are not a lot of sources on Vladimir Atlasov. Below are the items that I was able to draw … Continue reading Vladimir Atlasov and the Exploration of Kamchatka