Science: Never-Never Land

Vilhjalmur Stefansson, fed up with the denatured Arctic exploration of the day, nevertheless cannot relinquish adventurings in waste lands. He sailed from New York, Australia his first stop. He will be accompanied from Sydney by Captain George H. Wilkins, Arctic explorer and Australian aviator. Using airplanes, they will penetrate the barren interior—the "Never -Never Land." The project has the support of the Australian Government. After a few months there, Stefansson will go to. New Zealand, then Africa, where he will probably spend two years. He hopes to investigate the supposedly rich resources of the Great Australian Desert, and its possibilities for...

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