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Life Among the Aborigines by W. E. Harney

Life Among the Aborigines by W. E. Harney

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Life Among the Aborigines

by W. E. Harney

Robert Hale, 1961, black and white photographic plates, black and white photographic frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, chipping with very small part missing at bottom spine, minor foxing to endpapers, some discoloration to edges, clipped dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some chipping, rubbing, creasing tears and small holes, some discoloration (see photographs)

“W. E. Harney, who has lived in the Northern Territory of Australia for over forty years, has had a unique opportunity for studying the Aborigines of that land.
It is therefore not surprising that Mr. Harney is considered by professors, administrators, bushmen and even the Aboriginals themselves as an authority on his subject.  In this book he has thus been able to make a valuable contribution to the literature of the Australian Aborigine.  He shows that these remarkable people have developed a great culture and social organization within the limits of their environment, and that despite the conflict that arose from contact with another culture, causing deterioration for a time, they have gradually forged ahead until they were once more moving upward into the very environment that once shattered their camp life and hunting pattern.”

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