London: Sampson, Low, Son, & Co., 47, Ludgate Hill. 1863. Cloth. Octavo, xvi, 408pp., 14 tinted lithographed and one other plate, lacks 16pp. (advertisements) and folding map in rear pocket. Original green cloth, blind stamped with gilt crest on top cover, corners bumped and abraded, head and foot of spine pushed, chipped, and with small tears, ffep and frontis foxed, 1 horizontal tear at p.180 and 2 at p.182, rear endpapers split at the gutter, ex-library (stamps have been removed from the endpapers and from the foot of the spine. A fair but mostly clean copy in original binding. Fair. Item #613
McKinlay led the Burke Relief Expedition in 1861. After their deaths were confirmed in December that year he led his men north and west of Lake Eyre and eventually all the way to the Gulf of Carpenteria and east Queensland. His party was the second to cross Australia from south to north and he did not lose a single man. Wantrup 180; Ferguson 9005.