Note: Ernest Giles: 'Knight of the Order of the Crown of Italy, Honorary Member of the Royal Italian Geographic Society.'
Issue Details: First known date: 1993 1993
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The diary of Ernest Giles chronicles his second exploratory expedition into Central Australia. In his concluding remarks, Giles states: 'My exploration has in its main objects been unsuccessful, and my most sanguine hopes have been destroyed; as for years I had cherished the thought of being the first to cross this continent from east to west'. Giles graciously concedes victory in this to his fellow explorer, Colonel Warburton.


Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

    • Bundaberg, Bundaberg area, Maryborough - Rockhampton area, Queensland,: Corkwood Press , 1993 .
      Extent: 223p.
      Edition info:

      Publisher's note: 'Facsimile reprint....

      First published in Melbourne by M'Carron, Bird & Co., 1875.

      This facsimile published by Corkwood Press 1993.'

      Limited edition info: 'This is a limited edition of 220 numbered copies the first 15 of which are bound in half calf'
      Description: illus., map (foldout, attached to endpapers at back)
Last amended 16 Aug 2010
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  • Queensland,
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