Journey to Horseshoe Bend. T. G. H. STREHLOW.
Journey to Horseshoe Bend

Journey to Horseshoe Bend

Sydney, Angus and Robertson, 1969.

Octavo, [vi], 220 pages plus endpaper maps.

Cloth very slightly rubbed at the corners; contemporary ink ownership details on the title page; otherwise an excellent copy with the very good dustwrapper sunned on the spine (as usual) and slightly worn at the edges.

The account of the last journey, in October 1922, of the author's desperately ill father, the Reverend Carl Strehlow, overland from Hermannsburg to the railhead at Oodnadatta; Horseshoe Bend was where he died and was buried. The author, who made the trip with his father, was fourteen at the time. This work received the 1970 Weickhardt Award for the best general Australian book; it has stood the test of time, and must now be ranked among the classics.

Item #118383

Price: $180.00