Definition of Great Victoria Desert
1. Noun. A desert region in south central Australia to the north of the Nullarbor Plain.
Group relationships: Australia, Commonwealth Of Australia, Australian Desert, Great Australian Desert
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Literary usage of Great Victoria Desert
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1. Australia Twice Traversed: The Romance of Exploration, Being a Narrative by Ernest Giles (1889)
"... camels in the desert — Seventeen days without water— Saved — Tommy finds a supply — The Great Victoria Desert — The Queen's Spring — Farther still west. ..."
2. Australian Dictionary of Dates and Men of the Time: Containing the History by John Henniker Heaton (1879)
"One stretch of 325 miles from water to water occupied 17 days in the travelling, and the little band were saved by a spring in the Great Victoria Desert, ..."
3. Manual of Physical Geography of Australia by Henry Beresford de la Poer Wall (1883)
"... and extends in a narrow strip from Corner Inlet to the Snowy river. To the west, probably, the Great Victoria Desert, the Spinifex Desert, ..."
4. Proceedings by Royal Geographical Society (Great Britain), Norton Shaw, Francis Galton, William Spottiswoode, Clements Robert Markham, Henry Walter Bates, John Scott Keltie (1890)
"The sufferings of the party as they passed through the Great Victoria Desert are graphically described by Mr. Giles, and his minute records of the wretched ..."
5. The Railway Conquest of the World by Frederick Arthur Ambrose Talbot (1911)
"Leaving the gold-field country, they entered the great Victoria Desert. Water was the one difficulty they apprehended, for they knew from the experiences of ..."
6. The Realm of Nature: An Outline of Physiography by Hugh Robert Mill (1892)
"... near the cooler but drier western sides of the continents, the Kalahari in Africa, the great Victoria Desert in Australia, and the small salt desert of ..."
7. Australia by Jo Ellen Moore (1999)
"Great Sandy Desert Great Victoria Desert Gibson Desert 2. Mt. Kosciusko-7310 feet (2228 m) above sea level 3. Lake Eyre 4. because of its location south of ..."