Exploring in the 'Seventies and the Construction of the Overland Telegraph Line

Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1995 (facsimile edition)/ [1926].

Octavo, [vi], xii, 172 pages plus 4 pages of plates and a folding map.

Cloth slightly marked; an excellent copy.

Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 207; one of 500 copies. 'In 1870 Giles was engaged as second-in-command of John Ross's expedition to fix the course of the overland telegraph line' (Northern Territory Dictionary of Biography); this account describes the author's experiences over the following two years and five months, and was compiled from his contemporary notebooks.

Item #116027

Price: $75.00