The Dew-Wet Earth
Legends of Arnhem Land 1
by A. E. Wells
Rigby, 1973, [First Edition], ISBN 0851796516, black and white illustrations in text, illustrated endpapers, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners gift inscription to front endpaper, dustjacket shows a little edge and shelf wear with a little rubbing, bumping and chipping, small hole to centre spine (see photographs)
“Life was simple for the Aborigines who lived on the shores of the north-east Arnhem Land. They fished, hunted, performed the ceremonies that linked them with the land and its spirits, and flourished in an environment in which Europeans would have found it impossible to survive. The appearance of sun, moon, and stars; the habits of birds and animals; the shape of distinctive rock formations, strangely moulded by centuries of wind, sunshine, and rain, were all the subject of Aboriginal story and song.
In this book series, Legends of Arnhem Land, Mrs Wells has given us authentic tribal folk-lore about these and many other natural phenomena, as told to her by the Aborigines who live in this area today.”