After the troubles and hardships of the early years, the adminstration were pushing to find out more about what lay beyond the shores and coastline of Australia. Explorers were encouraged by Governors to map out and find out what the central landscape of Australia was like. Many expeditions were made and great discoveries of new found land were mapped out. Some of the great Australian explorers are discussed here. Some expeditions end in tragedy like Burke and Wills but in all they were great pioneers in shaping Australia.