Journal of Mr Barclay's Exploration, 1878. Henry Vere BARCLAY.
Journal of Mr Barclay's Exploration, 1878
Journal of Mr Barclay's Exploration, 1878

Journal of Mr Barclay's Exploration, 1878

Adelaide, Government Printer, 1878.

Foolscap folio, 10 pages plus a very large folding map ('Plan shewing Explorations between Alice Springs and the Eastern Boundary of the Province', 570 × 1105 mm).

Modern binder's cloth lettered in gilt on the front cover; a fine copy.

South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 209 of 1878. Barclay and his small party left Alice Springs on 31 January 1878; before turning back on 4 June, they had almost reached the Queensland border. Lack of food and water was the main problem, exacerbated on their return by a delay of five days spent shoeing the surviving horses (one having been eaten). 'The shoeing is a very tedious job, as we have no small shoes left, and it is a hard matter to fit them without a forge. The horses could not get through the range without it, or I should push on, as we are all but out of food of every kind, and are living on rats'. McLaren 5041 (not noting the dimensions of the map).

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Price (AUD): $1,500.00

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