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One Day with The Aborigines by Michael Hobbs

One Day with The Aborigines by Michael Hobbs

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One Day with The Aborigines

by Michael Hobbs

Tyndall, 1974, [First Edition], ISBN 859490394, colour and black and white photographs throughout, line drawings, black and white photographic frontispiece, hardcover, dustjacket

Fair Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, cracked hinge, ex-library with sticker to front endpapers, stickers, stamps and sticker residue to back endpapers, tape residue to covers, finger markings to some pages, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, bumping, chipping, tears and crease to wraps, sticker to bottom back (see photographs)

“In 1920 the civilized world was undergoing great changes.  International communication was swifter than ever before, and a world war had already been fought.
In Australia too, both in the jungle and the desert, the advent of the white man was bringing its own changes.  In his vivid description of a day with a family of Aborigines in the Gibson Desert, Michael Hobbs reveals many interesting facets of a culture which is seldom brought to our attention.
His very approach to the subject, in which the eight characters form a family unit, emphasizes the dependence of each individual upon all the others.  The author’s account of their day’s journey in the desert embraces the natural life and topography of the area through which they travel, together with details of traditions which have not changed over hundreds of years.”


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