'Territoria. The Great Lone Land. Land of the Dawning' [cover title]
Adelaide, Published by 'The Australian Garden & Field Proprietary' for the Australian Railways and Territory League, 1909.
Quarto, 64 pages with 37 illustrations (all but 2 of them from photographs, many of which are credited to familiar names: Bastard, Foelsche, Holtze, Scott, with 7 by Frank Gillen). The fourth page and the last four pages are advertisements (although an illustration of 'Egyptian Cotton' pads out one of them).
Salmon-pink wrappers with text and a large map on the front cover, and advertisements on t he other three surfaces; spine lightly sunned and cracked, with minimal expert conservation; very tiny cut to the bottom margin throughout (maximum depth 5 mm); tiny tear to the leading edge of the rear wrapper expertly sealed; an excellent copy (almost certainly uncirculated).
The sub-title beneath the drop-title 'Territoria' at the beginning of the text proper on page 5 is instructive: 'A Sketch of its Immense Resources. Reasons for Past Failures. Suggestions for Future Successes. The Need for a Direct Transcontinental Railway. Can it be developed without Colored Labor? Yes!'. The foreword to this prospectus, aimed at the 'miner, the agriculturalist, and the pastoralist' is by Simpson Newland, President of the Australian Railways and Territory League.