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 [first thus]/ 1863.
Octavo, [vi], xvi, 408 pages plus 15 plates and a large folding map.
Quarter calf and cloth; 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.' Only 99 numbered copies of the deluxe issue (in a total edition of 600 copies) were produced; this is an unnumbered out-of-series copy. The four-page introduction by Valmai Hankel is new to this edition. Australiana Facsimile Editions Number 211.