[Queensland daily log] 27 February 1940 - 11 October 1940

The Australian leg of the Whitney South Sea Expedition began in 1939 and ended in the latter half of 1940. This daily diary format journal represents his notes on weather, habitat, as well as the collection and observation of specimens (primarily birds, some mammals) in 1940. Notes on front and back endpapers provide tire pressure and mileage information for the trip. Locations in northern Australia cited include the Bunya Mountains camp and Birdsville. Macmillan led the Whitney South Sea Expedition from 1935 to 1940 and his wife Joy accompanied him on the expedition, acting as assistant. Lindsay Macmillan was trained by A.J. Marshall, a well-known Australian ornithologist. Before joining the expedition, Macmillan was already well-versed in skinning and collecting bird specimens. He left the Whitney expedition to join the Australian military during World War II.
9, [392] pages ; 33 cm; Daily diary, front matter preprinted with information such as a calendar, telegraph and postal instructions and weights and measures. Laid in items include a railway ticket, typewritten list of partial items collected, a folded envelope and drafts of telegrams.
Macmillan, Lindsay -- Travel -- Queensland., Whitney South Sea Expedition of the American Museum of Natural History (1920-1941), Scientific expeditions -- Polynesia., Birds -- Polynesia., Australia -- Description and travel., Queensland -- Description and travel.