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New Guinea Journeys by Jack McCarthy

New Guinea Journeys by Jack McCarthy

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New Guinea Journeys

by Jack McCarthy

Seal Books, Rigby, 1972, ISBN 0851791174, black and white photographic plates, paperback

Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, age toned fore edges, no inscriptions (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 holding 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...
John Desmond (‘Jack’) McCarthy was born at Cachirciveen, County Kerry, Ireland, in 1911.  He was educated at the Windsor Military Academy and at London University, where he received a Diploma in Economics.  He spent four years as a merchant seaman, visited Russia three times, lived in France on several occasions, was a ‘cub reporter’ in the U.S.A. and has fought in the Kokoda, Milne Bay, and Nadzab campaigns.  His journalistic work in the Territory of Papua and New Guinea won him the Walkely Award for Journalism in 1969.”


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