Adam in Ochre
Inside Aboriginal Australia
by Colin Simpson
Angus and Robertson, 1962, [Fifth Edition], colour and black and white photographic plates, black and white illustrations in text, illustrated endpapers, photographic frontispiece, illustrated title page, hardcover
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges, corners, and covers, minor staining at top centre of book (most pages) (see photographs)
“Acclaimed as the most brilliantly readable book on the Australian aborigines, Colin Simpson’s Adam in Ochre is also the first book to tell of the fascinating searches and discoveries of the Australian-American Arnhem Land Expedition.
Colourplate pages and other excellent photographs (many from the National Geographic Society, U.S.A.), and drawings by Claire Simpson and C. P. Mountford, illustrate the book.
Sexual beliefs and behaviour among the aborigines are an integral part of the life the author deals with. On the sex aspect – and on the mystery of how long the aborigines have been in Australia – important additions have been made to the book’s valuable supplement.”