The Sources of the Finke River and Other Expeditions. Charles CHEWINGS.

The Sources of the Finke River and Other Expeditions

Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 2010 (first thus)/ 1882 to 1930.

Octavo, xxxiv, 174 pages with a frontispiece portrait and 2 maps plus a large folding map in an endpocket.

Quarter calf and pictorial cloth; a fine copy.

Number 12 of only 125 copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of just 325 copies). A collected reprint of four journeys undertaken by Chewings in 1881-82, 1883, 1885 and 1909. 'Accounts of the first three expeditions were published in the South Australian weekly newspaper, the "Observer". The 1885 report was also issued separately as a pamphlet ... in 1886. The "Geographical Journal" (London) published the account of the 1909 journey in October 1930' (from the informative 27-page introduction by Valmai Hankel).

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