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Charles Sturt was one of the most important people related 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 continue his education Know more about escorts Brisbane from
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 group of convicts to Sydney, he then remained in Sydney for several years. He showed a keen interest in 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 present day Goolwa. Sturt and is party continued on downstream and managed to reach the river mouth with the help of the local Aboriginies, they had hoped to get the boat into the sea but they couldn't and ended up having to walk over the sand dunes to see the water flowing into the sea.
Sturt had seen enough good land in South Australia and it was his report that influenced the decision for the British to colonies’ South Australia 
Soon after that Sturt served as a commander on Norfolk Island befor returning to England and leaving the army.
In 1834 he married Charlotte Green before returning to 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 position of South Australia Company Surveyor General. Soon after that Sturt left Adelaide for Sydney. Refer escorts Brisbane at
He then set off exploring once again, this time 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 was a difficult trip for him as most of the time the temperature was over 45 Degrees Celsius (113 Degrees Farrenheit). In 1845 while on this expedition he discovered the Sturt Desert Pea near a creek he names Cooper Creek after South Australia's Chief Justice Sir Charles Cooper.

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