by Alan Moorehead
Viking Press, 1954, pulp paperback, lightly illustrated
Good Condition, cover loose, pages yellowed, previous owners inscription on front flyleaf
'Mr Moorehead recently returned to Australia on a trip and this is an account of his re-discovery of his own country. He travelled through the almost uninhabited territory in the north region which is half as big as the U.S.A. and describes this weird country of kangaroos, tree pythons, Aborigines, and vast cattle stations. He visited 'Rum Jungle', the recently discovered uranium mine which may turn out to be the richest in the world. He lived for awhile on the Great Barrier Reef, the huge platform of coral that runs for 1,000 miles along the North-east coast of Australia, its tropical waters full of fantastic fish and monsters of the deep.'