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Numunwari by Grahame Webb

Numunwari by Grahame Webb

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by Grahame Webb

Aurora Press, 1980, [First Edition], ISBN 0867480033, hardcover, dustjacket

Very Good Condition, minor edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing to edges and corners, age toned pages, no inscriptions, dustjacket shows minor edge and shelf wear (See photographs)

“Deep in the stone country of the Liverpool River in Arnhem Land lives Numunwari, a gigantic saltwater crocodile, sacred to the Aboriginals and keeper of the secrets of their ancient customs.
Quite suddenly Numunwari leaves his remote domain and swims downstream.  He claims three lives at the coastal settlement of Maningrida, then heads out to sea, making his way towards Darwin.  As he strikes again along the harbour foreshores, Darwin is transformed overnight into a city of terror.
To John Besser, small-time crook and Territory adventurer, Numunwari isa vicious personal foe with whom he has a bitter private score to settle’ to Rex Barrett, a powerful and ambitious civil servant, he is a murderous monster who should be destroyed on sight; to Wildlife officer Steve Harris he is a unique example of a species facing the danger of extinction; to the Aboriginal Oondabund, the creature’s hereditary guardian, he is a symbol of his people’s timeless culture threatened with destruction by the white man’s ways.”


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