The first four Bulletins of the Northern Territory, published under the authority of the Minister of External Affairs in Melbourne in 1912. Bulletin #1. Report of Preliminary Scientific Expedition to the Northern Territory. March 1912 (68 pages plus 42 plates). Bulletin #2. SPENCER, W. Baldwin: An Introduction to the Study of Certain Native Tribes of the Northern Territory. April 1912 (58 pages plus 21 plates). Bulletin #3. Diary of the Caledon Bay Prospecting Party [kept by W.F. MURPHY]. May 1912 (74 pages with 2 illustrations plus - all printed with colour - a geological section, 2 maps and a folding map, 305 x 485 mm). Bulletin #4. WOOLNOUGH, W.G.: Report on the Geology of the Northern Territory. November 1912 (56 pages plus 11 pages of plates - including 19 plates in stereo - and a large folding map, 605 x 795 mm)
Quarto, four bulletins bound together without wrappers in modern cloth.
Top corner creases to the last four leaves of the first item (a production fflaw); a few short tears to the two folding maps expertly sealed; overall in excellent condition.
The second and third Bulletins in particular are rare and important.