Brisbane. Royal Geographical Society of Australasia (Queensland). Stock ID #158354
Map, black and white photographic illustrations, 103pp. including a 12 page article on Burma by Mr J. M'Farquhar Petters - 'Pioneering Days in Burma on the China Front'. Light damp staining in lower section throughout, original wrappers browned in places. J. M'Farquhar Petters short article (pages 70 - 81) gives a remarkable account of his life as a government official in Upper Burma in the 1890s. His duties consisted of laying out townships, making roads, residences and offices for other officials and opening up the country tracks as bridle paths. Although he had learnt Burmese he was to find that the locals did not speak it and interpreters were very unsatisfactory. (When referring to this item please quote stockid 158354).