The Far North Country. Simpson NEWLAND.
The Far North Country.

The Far North Country.

Adelaide: Burden & Bonython, 1887.

Octavo, 39 pp., in the original brown cloth boards, a few flecks.

A rare work by the inland explorer Simpson Newland, the pastoralist and explorer.

A rare work by the inland explorer Simpson Newland, the pastoralist and explorer.

Newland, better known for his Paving the Way: A Romance of the Australian Bush (1913), here 'describes the Northern Territory from personal experience' (Ferguson). He had arrived in South Australia as a child in 1839, growing up at Encounter Bay. Throughout his life he was a passionate supporter of the Australian Aborigines, and also believed fiercely that South Australia should exercise control over the Northern Territory. This rare memoir is an account of his own visit to the north in 1876, and is rich in details of life in central Australia.

Ferguson, 13317.

Condition Report: A few flecks; endpapers darkened but an excellent copy.

Price (AUD): $600.00

US$421.18   Other currencies

Ref: #4107327

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