Adelaide, Government Printer, 1926.
Octavo, 120 pages with in-text illustrations and 6 maps or plans plus 7 plates.
Wrappers lightly chipped along the rear bottom edge; an excellent copy.
Department of Mines Geological Survey of South Australia Bulletin Number 12. With the ownership signature of C.T. Madigan on the front cover and title page. Cecil Thomas Madigan (1889-1947), geologist and explorer, was selected by (Sir) Douglas Mawson as meteorologist for the Australasian Antarctic Expedition, 1911-1914. After war service, further study in England, and work as a geologist in Sudan, he 'returned in 1922 to the University of Adelaide as lecturer in geology, a post he held until his death. A renewed friendship with Mawson, now professor of geology and mineralogy, coloured Madigan's academic career; both were heroic exploration geologists, of striking stature, vigour and personality; keen to succeed scientifically, they divided fields of interest - Madigan's arid central Australia, Mawson's the Antarctic and Precambrian South Australia. They influenced each other importantly.... Madigan bridged the period between the era of intrepid endeavour and that of modern transport and communications; his work in the MacDonnell Ranges, the Simpson Desert and Lake Eyre made him an authority on central Australian geology and geography' ('Australian Dictionary of Biography').