Sydney, Cornstalk, 1925 [first edition].
Octavo, 248 pages plus 19 plates and a map.
Cloth flecked on the bottom edge; edges a little foxed; endpapers offset; a very good copy with the very good dustwrapper a little sunned, chipped and torn with slight loss (chiefly to the head of the spine).
Dated (1 August 1931), inscribed and signed by the author to Fred Johns, the editor of the first Australian Who's Who. Not least, life in New Guinea after ANMEF (the Australian Naval and Military Expeditionary Force) had removed the Germans in 1914, and some of the problems facing Australian colonisation in NG (Australia received a mandate from the League of Nations to govern PNG in 1921).