Quarto, [ii], 89,  leaves of original typescript (rectos only) with a few typographical corrections in ink and typed onto small pasted-on strips of paper.
Binder's cloth; a fine copy.
Signed by the author on the declaration of originality page, with a further inscription on an initial blank 'To Ken and Peggy Mountford from Dad' (to his son and daughter-in-law). He has also written 'First Copy, Superseded' at the foot of the title page. Offered together with the revised version dated 30 October 1963 (quarto, [iv], iii, 93, ii leaves of duplicate typescript in binder's cloth); this is the author's retained personal copy, with his signature on an initial blank as well as the declaration of originality page. Tipped in at the rear of this volume is a typed letter on University of Adelaide letterhead signed by the Registrar, awarding Mountford his MA 'when you have made some minor corrections'. These may be the corrigenda typed onto small pasted-on strips of paper scattered throughout the work (many of them relate to citations in the footnotes). In 1965, Mountford published 'Ayers Rock. Its People, Their Beliefs and Their Art'; in the acknowledgements he refers to this MA thesis 'which forms the core of this book'.