Tracks of McKinlay and Party across Australia ... Edited from Mr Davis's manuscript journal; with an introductory view of the recent Australian explorations of McDouall Stuart, Burke and Wills, Landsborough, etc., by William Westgarth
Adelaide, Friends of the State Library of South Australia, 1996 [facsimile edition]/ 1863.
Octavo, [vi], xvi, 408 pages plus 15 plates and a large folding map.
Quarter leather and cloth, lettered in gilt and stamped in blind; a fine copy.
'John Davis was a member of the South Australian relief expedition, led by John McKinlay, to search for Burke and Wills. The expedition travelled to Cooper Creek and north almost to the Gulf of Carpentaria ... [They then] made for Port Denison (Bowen), some 960km away in Queensland.' Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 211. This is number 96 of only 99 numbered copies of the deluxe issue, from a total edition of 600 copies. The four-page introduction by Valmai Hankel is new to this edition.