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; the publisher's prospectus is loosely inserted.

Cloth lightly rubbed; bookplate; an excellent copy.

'In 1870 Giles was engaged as second-in-command of John Ross's expedition to fix the course of the overland telegraph line' (NT 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. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 207; one of only 500 copies, with the loosely inserted prospectus, and now out of print.

Item #118022

Price: $65.00