The Big Sky Country
by Coralie and Leslie Rees
Ure Smith, 1971, ISBN 0725400625, colour photographic double title page, colour and black and white photographs and throughout, illustrated end-papers (maps), hardcover with photographic laminated boards
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and corners, no inscriptions (see photographs)
“The word-sketches in this book, some of them brief vignettes, some longer and fuller in the form of active experiences, present people we’ve met in the big sky country, which is further widened to include some northern coasts and islands.
Our travels – mostly in the Dry winter seasons – have been spread over more than twenty years and have ambled from the farthest possible points east and west of the continent to the farthest points north. They have taken in the top of Cape York Peninsula and some of the Torres Islands beyond it, the wallaby’s ear of western pindan country called Dampier Land, the islands along the coast of Arnhem Land, the hidden waters of the Roper River near the Gulf of Carpentaria, various remote settlements and missions, mining outposts and cattle stations hundreds of miles east and west of Alice Springs.”