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PULSFORD, Edward (compiler)

Special Record of the Proceedings of the Geographical Society of Australasia, in fitting out and starting the Exploratory Expedition to New Guinea. July, 1885.

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Sydney : Geographical Society of Australasia, 1885 First Edition. Octavo, original printed brown wrappers (spine with some paper loss), 80 pp; scattered foxing, occasional marginal annotations in blue pencil; a good copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), and accompanied by his bookplate.

The New Guinea Exploring Expedition – also known as The Bonito Expedition – was an important scientific expedition mounted under the auspices of the Geographical Society of Australasia. Between June and December 1885, in the SS Bonito under the leadership of Captain Henry Charles Everill, the expedition explored the Fly and Strickland Rivers in the Papuan Gulf region. Everill’s official report was published in 1886.

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