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TAYLOR, J. L. ("Jim")

Exploration of Unknown New Guinea.

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Published in four issues of Pacific Islands Monthly (Sydney, NSW), Vol. X, Nos. 8-11, March-June 1940. No. 8, Section I: pp. 37-42 with 1 map and 3 b/w photos; No. 9, Section II: pp. 37-41 with 1 map; No. 10, Section III: pp. 32-37 with 1 map; No. 11, Section IV: pp. 50-54; the four complete issues of PIM are in fine condition, bound together in a bespoke binding commissioned by Sydney bibliophile Geoffrey Ingleton, 280 x 220 mm, papered boards featuring a chart of the Fly River, backed in red cloth with black-lettered title to spine.

Between March 1938 and June 1939 Patrol Officer Jim Taylor, in company with J. R. Black and medical assistant C. B. Walsh, led the Hagen-Sepik Patrol from Mt Hagen to the Dutch New Guinea border. It was the longest patrol in New Guinea history, and the world’s last major land exploration. Taylor’s account was first published in 1940 in four parts in consecutive issues of Pacific Islands Monthly.