The following is a chapter plus some text from the Introduction of a book published in 1926, describing a scientific expedition that cruised the Pacific in 1924. The group visited the Marquesas, Tahiti, and Rapa Iti before stopping, briefly, at Easter Island. What science was conducted is unclear. They did make a film record of the journey and the whereabouts ofthe footage they shot would be of interest, if it still exists. Of particular concern is the presence on Easter Island of a Ford automobile, described as "very, very old and decrepit ". This apparition, belonging to Mr. Edmunds, is a real mystery of Easter Island. How did it get to the island? And when?
Douglas, J.A. and Johnson, P.H.
"The South Seas of To-Day. Being an Account of the Cruise of the Yacht St. George to the South Pacific,"
Rapa Nui Journal: Journal of the Easter Island Foundation: Vol. 15
, Article 8.
Available at: https://kahualike.manoa.hawaii.edu/rnj/vol15/iss2/8