Foragers of the Australian Desert
by Richard A. Gould
Collins, 1969, [First Edition], ISBN 0002119676, black and white photographic plates, maps, black and white illustrations, hardcover, dustjacket
Very Good Condition, a little edge and shelf wear, minor rubbing and bumping to edges and corners, front endpaper removed, dustjacket shows some edge and shelf wear with some rubbing, chipping, tears, closed tears (see photographs)
“This story of the Aborigines, absorbing, colourful, and poignant, is related by an American anthropologist, Richard A. Gould. Accompanied by his wife, Dr. Gould spent over a year in the Gibson Desert, living with a family of Aborigines much of the time. With skill and sensitivity, he draws a deeply personal and finely detailed picture of the people he came to understand and respect. He describes their daily and sacred lives in the desert, showing the satisfactions they derive from living as they do, as well as the dissatisfactions they acquire from their contact with Western society in reserves and missions.
There are over fifty striking photographs, taken by the author, of people mentioned in the text, of landscapes and camp-sites, and of daily and sacred life, as well as maps and drawings of artifacts and activities by Nicholas Amorosi.”