New Guinea Journeys  by Jack McCarthy
New Guinea Journeys by Jack McCarthy
New Guinea Journeys by Jack McCarthy
New Guinea Journeys by Jack McCarthy
New Guinea Journeys by Jack McCarthy
New Guinea Journeys by Jack McCarthy
New Guinea Journeys by Jack McCarthy
New Guinea Journeys by Jack McCarthy
New Guinea Journeys by Jack McCarthy
New Guinea Journeys by Jack McCarthy
New Guinea Journeys by Jack McCarthy
New Guinea Journeys by Jack McCarthy
New Guinea Journeys by Jack McCarthy
New Guinea Journeys by Jack McCarthy

New Guinea Journeys by Jack McCarthy

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New Guinea Journeys

by Jack McCarthy

Rigby, 1970, [First Edition], ISBN 0851791174, black and white photographic plates, illustrated endpapers (maps), hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, ex-library with tape residue to endpapers, sticker and stamp to front flyleaf and back endpapers, tear at spine in back endpaper, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing and bumping, creasing, chipping and small tears  (see photographs)

“Jack McCarthy may know New Guinea better than anyone now alive.  He has worked there for thirty-five years.  Out of his knowledge and experience, he has written a book which holds little comfort for Australians.
“We will fight anyone who tries to take our land!  They can kill us!  We will die!”  the natives of Bougainville Island told him.  Their words are typical of the fear and resentment felt by many in Papua and New Guinea.  According to Mr McCarthy, their feelings are rasped by high-handed government actions…
He has penetrated the sinister twilight of swamps and jungles shunned by most white men, travelled the great rivers, and lived with strange tribesmen such as those who can hardly walk because their lives are spent on water.  With rich and fascinating detail, he writes humorously and colourfully of his adventures and observations in what is still one of the world’s most forbidding territories...”