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Charles Sturt was one of the most important people linked to early South Australia. Sturt was born on the 28th of April 1795 in India. He lived in India until he was 5 when he moved to England to keep his education.

Sturt joined the British Army in 1813 and served in Spain, Canada, France and Ireland. In 1827 Sturt sailed to New South Wales to escort a small grouping of convicts to Sydney, he then remained in Sydney for many years. He showed a keen curiosity about exploring the unmapped country and rivers so he set out to solve the country's mysteries with Governor Darling's approval. In 1828 Sturt discovered the Darling River and then in January of 1830 he discovered the Murray River which he followed downstream until he reached current day Goolwa. Sturt and is party continued on downstream and managed to achieve the river mouth with the help of the area Aboriginies, they had hoped to obtain the boat into the sea but they couldn't and wound up being forced to walk over the sand dunes to begin to see the water flowing to the sea. adult services Adelaide

Sturt had seen enough good land in South Australia and it had been his report that influenced your decision for the British to colonise South Australia. Soon after that Sturt served as a commander on Norfolk Island befor time for England and leaving the army .In 1834 he married Charlotte Green before time for New South Wales where he was granted 5000 acres of land for his military service.

In 1835 Sturt did some surveying work in Adelaide for the South Australia Company. After Colonel Light retired he gained the positioning of South Australia Company Surveyor General. Soon after that Sturt left Adelaide for Sydney.He then set off exploring yet again, now into Central Australia to settle the agreement over whether or not there was an inland sea.

He left Adelaide in August of 1844 and returned in January of 1946. This is a difficult trip for him as most of the time the temperature was over 45 Degrees Celsius (113 Degrees Farrenheit). In 1845 while with this expedition he discovered the Sturt Desert Pea near a creek he names Cooper Creek after South Australia's Chief Justice Sir Charles Cooper.

Later Sturt became a Registrar-General and Chief Colonial Treasurer at a pay of a meager $1000 a year.

Sturt and his Wife had a girl on the 19th of January 1847 and Settled in Red Beds, Grange. Later that year Sturt returned to England where he published his well-known book, Narrative of a Journey into Central Australia.Sturt died on the 16th of June 1869 at the age of 84. After he died the Sturt Stony Seasert and Sturt River were named in his honour. He was a very important person in the early years of South Australia.