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Gibson Desert a desert region in Western Australia, to the south-east of the Great Sandy Desert. The first European to cross it (1876) was Ernest Giles, who named it after his companion Alfred Gibson, who went missing on an earlier expedition.

Gibson girl a girl typifying the fashionable ideal of the late 19th and early 20th centuries, as represented in the work of Charles D. Gibson (1867–1944), American artist and illustrator.


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