From South Australia to Port Darwin with Sheep and Cattle in 1870-71. [Contained in] Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Volume 32, 1932. Arthur Cranbrook ASHWIN.
From South Australia to Port Darwin with Sheep and Cattle in 1870-71. [Contained in] Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Volume 32, 1932
From South Australia to Port Darwin with Sheep and Cattle in 1870-71. [Contained in] Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Volume 32, 1932

From South Australia to Port Darwin with Sheep and Cattle in 1870-71. [Contained in] Proceedings of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia, South Australian Branch, Volume 32, 1932

Adelaide, RGSSA, 1932.

Octavo, [17] pages.

Early half calf with raised bands and contrasting title-labels, without the original wrappers; leather a little rubbed at the extremities, with a little surface loss to the spine; title page slightly marked; a very good copy with the pencilled surname 'Cowlishaw' lightly erased from the title page (possibly Leslie Cowlishaw, 1877-1943, physician, medical historian and bibliophile).

The author was one of a small party of men, under Ralph Milner of Killalpaninna, which set out in December 1870 with 7000 sheep and about 300 horses, with the intention of claiming a South Australian Government reward for the first 1000 sheep or 100 head of cattle delivered from SA to Port Darwin overland. They made it, but the Government offer was cancelled when the party was half-way there ... Another relevant article in this issue is BARCLAY, H.V.: Explorations in Central Australia (15 pages). Volume 32 is bound together with Volumes 33 and 34 of the Proceedings, containing other articles of interest. These include HOWARD, Dora: The English Activities on the North Coast of Australia in the first half of the Nineteenth Century (Volume 33, 174 pages with 2 maps); MILLS, May and Helene RAFFELT: Geographical Observations on the South Mount Lofty Range (Volume 34, 38 pages with 3 maps and a diagram plus 2 plates); and MAWSON, Douglas: Wilkes's Antarctic Landfalls (Volume 34, 44 pages with 4 maps).

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