In 1845, Captain Charles Sturt, in search for the mythical "Inland Sea" in 1845, used Depot Glen and Fort Grey as base camps. His party was stranded at Depot Glen for six months due to drought. In April 1846
they broke out of Depot Glen and headed north (through what is now Tibooburra) to make another base camp at Lake Pinarroo at Fort Grey. From there he headed through the junction of VKs2,4 &5 (Cameron Corner) to
the Stzelecki creek, then north to the Cooper creek at Innamincka and then still further north through the Stony Desert to what is now Birdsville , then west into the Simpson Desert. He failed to find the inland sea
(thousands of years too late) and just managed to return to Fort Grey. Charles Sturt is one of Australia's least appreciated explorers. In 1828 he explored the routes of the Macquarie and Darling Rivers and in 1829
he rowed up down the Murrumbidgee and Murray rivers to the coast and then returned.