Melbourne, Department of External Affairs, 1916.
Quarto, 36 pages with 29 illustrations plus a large folding three-colour map ('Map showing Country Examined in the Northern Territory. Commonwealth Exploring Expedition, 1915-16'; printed surface approximately 700 × 640 mm).
Decorated wrappers very lightly discoloured around the edges, a little rubbed at the extremities and bumped at the corners; staples a little rusty; top corners of the leaves a little bumped throughout; inner margin of the map slightly creased, with a tiny tear to the blank stub expertly sealed; an excellent copy.
Bulletin of the Northern Territory, Number 20, December 1916. An account of two expeditions between April and September 1915, and May and October 1916. 'The first expedition left Oodnadatta on the 23rd March, travelling by way of Macumba, Dalhousie, and Arina Water, on the Finke River, to Anacoora Bore ... about 48 miles east of Charlotte Waters Telegraph Station', arriving in Barrow Creek about the end of September. The second expedition left Oodnadatta on the 26th May 'travelling in a north north-westerly direction, via Todmorden, Lambina, and Indulkana Stations through the eastern end of the Musgrave Ranges to the Northern Territory', arriving in Barrow Creek early in October. A little under 8000 miles was covered in this rapid examination of unoccupied and unexplored country on both sides of the Overland Telegraph Line. McLaren 7761; rare in our experience.