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The Vanished People by Ion L. Idriess

The Vanished People by Ion L. Idriess

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The Vanished People

by Ion L. Idriess

Angus and Robertson, 1955 [First Edition], black and white photographic plates, black and white illustrations, illustrated end-papers (maps), hardcover, dust-jacket

Very Good Condition, some edge and shelf wear, a little rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, dust-jacket shows edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, creasing and small chips and tears, small parts missing at some edges (see photographs)

"The reader meets with him the untamed aborigines still pursuing their original way of life, and investigates the mysteries of the cave paintings of the Kimberley gorges and the powers of telepathy exercised by the natives of the Cape York Peninsula and the Torres Strait Islands.  he learns both of the remote past of this ancient continent and of the present day diamond fields in the New England Ranges.  Most fascinating of all, perhaps, is the picture given of swamp life in northern Australia and on the mighty Fly and Sepik rivers of New Guinea, where a thousand-mile voyage is made through the eerie and terrifying world of the "Sea of Swamps", creeping through narrow channels walled in by towering reeds and grasses to the hidden villages of headhunters."

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