Lost and Found. The Life of Jimmy James Black Tracker

By: Holmes, Robert

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Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition - some light rubbing. Illustrated with Black and White Photographs and colour illustrations by Margareth Holmes. Previous owner's details to preliminary pages [crossed out] 98 pages Jimmy James OAM (1913-91) was an Aboriginal Australian and member of the Pitjantjatjara people, who was best known as an Aboriginal tracker who helped South Australian Police in tracking criminals over a forty year period. Born near Ernabella (now Pukatja) in central Australia he spent his late childhood at the Ooldea Mission. He left the area in 1945, after being wrongfully arrested, and headed to the South Australian Riverland, where he assisted in the establishment of the Gerard Mission. It was there that he married Lilian Disher in 1947. In 1948, James began his career as a tracker for police and landowners, and gained much of his reputation tracking criminals (including arsonists, poachers and escapees) and lost persons. His successes including tracking escapee James Smith and finding Wendy Pfeiffer (who was nine years old at the time) after she was abducted near Mylor.

Title: Lost and Found. The Life of Jimmy James Black Tracker

Author Name: Holmes, Robert

Categories: Aborigines,

Edition: Reprint

Publisher: Adelaide, Published by the Author: 2009

ISBN Number: 0646510665

ISBN Number 13: 9780646510668

Binding: Softcover

Seller ID: ID277323

Keywords: Aborigines Biography black trackers jimmy james,