This statue by sculptor Jerzy Sobociński of the
Polish explorer of Australia, Sir Paul Edmund Strzelecki (1797-1873), was unveiled in Jindabayne, Australia, on 14 November 1988. Strzelecki arrived in Australia in 1839. He explored vast areas of New South Wales, Victoria, and Tasmania discovering gold, silver, and coal deposits. He climbed Australia's highest peak which he named "Mount Kosciusko." He carried out soil analysis, measured the elevation of mountains, and collected and identified many fossils and minerals. He contributed greatly to the knowledge and development of Australia. Photo by Edwin Dyga.

  January 2012
  Vol. XXXII, No. 1


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