Joseph Edmund Carne
CARNE, JOSEPH EDMUND (1855-1922), geologist, was born on 12 February 1855 probably at Nowranie station near Urana, New South Wales, second son of Joseph William Carne (1822-1894), pastoralist, and his wife Emma, née Woodhouse. His Cornish grandfather Lieutenant Thomas Carne (1787-1829) had come to Sydney in 1814 with the 46th Regiment. The noted geologist Joseph Carne, F.R.S., was a relation.
Brought up mainly at Appin, Carne attended a private school at Campbelltown. Soon after his mother died in 1871 the family returned to the Riverina. Unsuccessful at the Gulgong diggings, Carne worked as a station-hand in outback New South Wales and Queensland, gaining a mastery of bushcraft. While droving for his uncle T. B. Carne he was practically blinded by sandy-blight. After bush care for some weeks, spent mainly away from sunlight in a dry well, Carne travelled back to Sydney for medical treatment. There he met C ...Read more at the source website