The Proving Grounds A Journey Through the Interior of New Guinea and Australia

By: Allen, Benedict

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Large octavo size [16x24cm approx]. Near Fine copy in Very Good dustjacket. Dustjacket is now protected in a purpose-made plastic sleeve. A very nice copy. Illustrated with Colour photographs. 391 pages The author recounts his 8 month quest (sometimes funny, frequently dangerous) which took him in and out of relationships with nomads, goldminers and missionaries, across the central range of remotest New Guinea to the living magic of the 'uncontacted' Yaifo people, over the treacherous Torres Strait by flimsy canoe to Australia, and into the red sands of the Gibson Desert and Australian Aborigines. An exotic and touching account of tribal worlds.

Title: The Proving Grounds A Journey Through the Interior of New Guinea and Australia

Author Name: Allen, Benedict

Categories: Travel,

Edition: 1st Edition

Publisher: London, Harper Collins: 1991

ISBN Number: 0246136332

ISBN Number 13: 9780246136336

Binding: Hardback

Seller ID: ID210542

Keywords: Anthropology History New Guinea Pacific Travel,