Hidden Wealth and Hiding People. Michael TERRY.
Hidden Wealth and Hiding People

Hidden Wealth and Hiding People

London: Putnam, 1931.

Thick octavo, scattered foxing (as often) 63 photographic illustrations, four folding charts and maps, original cloth.

Through the Tanami in the 'thirties by truck and aeroplane.

A very good copy of a sought-after account of Terry's expedition through what a contemporary review described as being 'right through the neolithic age, but the attention of scientific requirements was not allowed to overshadow the sense of humour and drama of the writer, who authoritatively discusses the treatment of aborigines and their future. He describes the strange fauna and physical characteristics of mysterious regions, most of whose hidden, water supplies are known only by blackfellows.' A fascinating record of Terry's sojourn by truck and aeroplane through the Tanami desert, with appendices relating to botanical specimens, place names submitted to the Department of Lands and Surveys and a short Arunta vocabulary.

A very good copy of a sought-after account of Terry's expedition through what a contemporary review described as being 'right through the neolithic age, but the attention of scientific requirements was not allowed to overshadow the sense of humour and drama of the writer, who authoritatively discusses the treatment of aborigines and their future. He describes the strange fauna and physical characteristics of mysterious regions, most of whose hidden, water supplies are known only by blackfellows.' A fascinating record of Terry's sojourn by truck and aeroplane through the Tanami desert, with appendices relating to botanical specimens, place names submitted to the Department of Lands and Surveys and a short Arunta vocabulary.

Price (AUD): $650.00

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