Land of My Birth
Epics of Australian Adventure
by Frank Clune
Invincible Press, 1949, [First Edition], hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, foxing to endpapers, sticker to front endpaper, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping, creasing and tears to edges and corners, small parts missing (see photographs)
“In this collection of epic adventures, popular author Frank Clune reveals a love of his homeland and a knowledge of its history that shines through the pages to give his well-chosen stories life and dramatic colour.
His rich narrative gifts are spread over a wealth of fascinating episodes, covering the entire continent and far north to New Guinea, where a trip up the Sepik provides a vivid picture of the stone-age men of “The River of Death.”
His story of the courageous pearl-diver who risked his life again and again to rescue a miner from a flooded shaft, 1000 feet below ground, is breathtakingly dramatic; there is rollicking humour in the take of the fabulous nugget that started a false gold-rush, and grim reality in the stark account of Johnny Piesley’s last brutal exploit.”