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Assignment New Guinea by Keith Willey

Assignment New Guinea by Keith Willey

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Assignment New Guinea

by Keith Willey

Jacaranda Press, 1965, [First Edition], sepia photographic plates, maps, illustrated endpapers (maps), hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges, and corners, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, small part missing at bottom spine (See photographs)

“Keith Willey, one of Australia’s most talented newspapermen and three times winner of Walkley National Awards for journalism, spent the year 1964 in New Guinea and the Islands.  This was a critical year in New Guinea with the election of the first native-dominated parliament and the presence of Indonesia on the barely marked border with West Irian.  Besides covering the strangest election in history, Willey met cargo cultists on the remote islands of Buka and New Hanover, slogged two hundred miles through the jungle and swamp of the West Irian border with a patrol of the Pacific Islands Regiment, and shot crocodiles in swamps of the upper Fly.”

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