An Australian Youth among Desert Aborigines. Journal of an Expedition among the Aborigines of Central Australia. With an Introduction by Charles P. Mountford. Lauri E. SHEARD.
An Australian Youth among Desert Aborigines. Journal of an Expedition among the Aborigines of Central Australia. With an Introduction by Charles P. Mountford
An Australian Youth among Desert Aborigines. Journal of an Expedition among the Aborigines of Central Australia. With an Introduction by Charles P. Mountford

An Australian Youth among Desert Aborigines. Journal of an Expedition among the Aborigines of Central Australia. With an Introduction by Charles P. Mountford

Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia, 1964 [first and only edition].

Quarto, [iv], 123 pages with a few illustrations plus 15 pages of plates and a folding map.

Cloth lightly marked and bumped; flyleaves lightly offset; an excellent copy.

The front flyleaf is inscribed and signed 'To our friends Mr and Mrs Bert Ellis with best wishes from Rose Sheard and Harold Sheard, "Lauriston", Port Elliot, May 1964' (from the parents of the author). Lauri Sheard accompanied Charles Mountford as his assistant on an Adelaide University Field Expedition to Ernabella, the Musgraves, Mann Ranges, Ayers Rock and Mt Olga in June-October 1940. He was eighteen at the time; he died in an air crash on active service over New Guinea in 1942.

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