The First Walkabout
by Norman B. Tindale and H. A. Lindsay
Illustrated by Madeleine Boyce
Longmans Green & Co., 1954, [First Edition], black and white illustrations in text, black and white illustrated frontispiece and title page, hardcover with small illustration and gilded decoration on front, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, some rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, previous owners presentation plate on front endpaper, minor foxing to endpapers, small insect hole to front endpaper, minor finger marks to introductory pages, some bumping and marking to covers, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with rubbing, bumping, chipping, tears and small parts missing, some discolouration (see photographs)
“A fascinating adventure story of Australia in Negrito times, when our land was peopled by these little men, when Giant Man and the Diprotodon roamed the forests.
Based on field studies and recorded scientific research into this far-distant period, illustrated with scientifically correct pictures of the daily life of the Australian Negritos by the Museum artist, Miss Madeleine Boyce, and provided with a little dictionary giving brief but accurate cover of the scientific background of the story.
Primarily designed for children’s reading, this is a book that will both interest and delight Australians of all ages.”