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A Man Called Possum by Max Jones

A Man Called Possum by Max Jones

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A Man Called Possum

The mystery man who became a legend

by Max Jones

Angus & Robertson, 1987, ISBN 0207155275, colour photographic plates, black and white photographs, black and white illustrations, paperback

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing, bumping and chipping to edges, laminated surface crinkled and separating (although still intact), no inscriptions (see photographs)

"This is the fascinating and true story of a bush legend of the twentieth century.  Known only from fleeting glimpses to the people of South Australia's Riverland region who gave him his name, the Possum deliberately turned his back on society to live almost entirely off the land as a recluse along the banks of the Murray River.
It took Max Jones, country detective, almost thirty years to solve the mystery behind the man called Possum.  From chance encounters, brief meetings and full-scale conversations with the man himself, and from the testimony of others, the author pieced together Possum's extraordinary life story.  Reading like a combination bush yarn and detective story, this book reveals yet another remarkable character - the author himself.  For, after patient investigation and finally forging a friendship with the Possum, Max Jones also had the wisdom and humanity to respect his fierce independence."

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