Scientific Notes on an Expedition into the Interior of Australia carried out by Captain S.A. White MBOU from July to October, 1913. [Contained in] Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, Volume 38, 1914. S. A. WHITE.

Scientific Notes on an Expedition into the Interior of Australia carried out by Captain S.A. White MBOU from July to October, 1913. [Contained in] Transactions of the Royal Society of South Australia, Volume 38, 1914

Adelaide, RSSA, 1914.

Octavo, [68] pages plus 34 plates and a folding map (270 × 185 mm) (in a total of [iv], 528 pages with 6 illustrations plus 39 pages of plates and a folding map).

Original wrappers; a fine copy.

The purpose of the expedition (1300 miles by camel) was ornithological research, resulting in many additions and corrections to former bird lists and greatly assisting Gregory Mathews in his monumental work, 'The Birds of Australia'. The round trip from Oodnadatta went north by a zig-zag route to the Finke, along the river to Hermannsburg, east to Alice Springs and the Castle Hill and Mount Ruby district, back to the Overland Telegraph line near the Hugh River and returning to Oodnadatta by a different track. The plates concentrate on the country traversed (with camels shown in three of them); six are of specific Aboriginal interest. McLaren 16783.

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