Sturt's Stony Desert
is an area in the north-east of South Australia
, named by Charles Sturt
, whilst trying to reach the exact centre of Australia
. The stones caused his horses to limp and wore down the hooves of the cattle and sheep which Sturt had taken on the expedition.
The larger Simpson Desert is located to the west and the Strzelecki Desert is to the south east. To the south west of Sturt's Stony Desert is the Tirari Desert. The Birdsville Track is a route between Marree in South Australia and Birdsville in Queensland.
Narrative of an Expedition into Central Australia...during the years 1844, 5, and 6
, Charles Sturt, 1848.