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The Last of the Nomads ebook

by W.J. Peasley

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‘Peasley’s description of the events … is informative, compassionate, exciting and at times deeply moving.’ —Don Grant, Australian Book Review

‘The intriguing story of [the rescue of an elderly couple believed to be the last Australian nomads] and how they survived alone for the previous 30 years or so in the unrelenting western Gibson Desert region of WA, is fascinating reading.’ — Chris Walters, The West Australian

‘This is a most remarkable book about the recovery during the 1977 drought of an ailing Aboriginal nomadic couple, living in desert regions of Western Australia.’ — The National Times

Warri and Yatungka were believed to be the last of the Mandildjara tribe of desert nomads to live permanently in the traditional way. Their deaths in the late 1970s marked the end of a tribal lifestyle that stretched back more than 30,000 years.

The Last of the Nomads tells of an extraordinary journey in search of Warri and Yatungka.

Category
ebooks
Publication Year
2009
Edition
Second Edition
Publisher
Fremantle Press
ISBN13
9781921696169
HB/PB
Ebook
Format
Ebook
Pages
194
Other Editions
Height x Width mm
199 x 129
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