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Third medical relief expedition, 1920 5:08

Frank Feast's recollections and photos of the third medical relief expedition, 1920. Read the transcript

The expeditioners travelled in a hooded van drawn by four camels. Along the way, Basedow visited places of scientific and general interest, taking photographs with a glass plate camera and two film-based cameras.

Basedow examined more than 850 Aboriginal people on this expedition, and once again found that those living in settled districts were less healthy than those living away from European influence.

Map outlining the third medical relief expedition, 1920, Northern Territory and South Australia. The expedition routes are shown as white lines against a dull yellow background. Locations such as Marree, Oodnadatta, Charlotte Waters and Alice Springs are shown. The borders of the Northern Territory, South Australia and the south west corner of Queensland are indicated. To the left is a small map of Australia showing the main map area covered.
Map outlining the third medical relief expedition route in 1920 in north-eastern South Australia

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