Northern Territory Survey. Surveyors' General Description of Soil ..
Adelaide, Government Printer, .
Foolscap folio, 8 pages.
Recent cloth with titling on the front cover; a fine copy.
South Australian Parliamentary Paper Number 32 of 1870 (surprisingly, the date is not printed on the item, but 1870 is correct). The descriptive notes by surveyor George McLachlan for Section 1681 in the Hundred of Ayers are typical: 'Light brown loamy soil, generally covered with nodulous ironstone, rocky ironstone hills, steep and high. Open forest country, timbered with stringybark, ironbark, cotton tree, plum tree, and grevillia. Large open flats in places, with good dark, and often black soil to creeks. High coarse grass all over the land'.