Aborigines Artefacts and Anguish
by Ward McNally
Lutheran Publishing House, 1981, [First Edition]. ISBN 0859101703, black and white photographs and plates, illustrated endpapers (maps), hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, ex-library with stamps to front and back endpapers, scuffing and sticker residue to back endpaper, tape residue on covers, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear (see photographs)
“Here is a captivating account of a life, the like of which Australia will never see again. It is an honest account of a man of remarkable feats and striking flaws.
Ward McNally introduces Ted Strehlow the boy, growing up in Central Australia with Aboriginal children, making their language and ways his own. Then follows Strehlow the man – the patrol officer, the academic, the anthropologist, the linguist – as he wrestles with his destiny, and fights for the recognition of Aboriginal culture and for a better understanding of the people of his childhood.
We come to feel for Strehlow, the confidant of Aboriginal tribal elders, and the chosen custodian of their ancient ceremonial secrets and artefacts. We admire Strehlow, the sensitive and meticulous recorder of the vast treasure of intricate Aboriginal songs and legends.”