The Story of Kallum Kundira, the Strong Man

[No place], The Texas Company (Australasia), [1950s?].

Octavo, [32] pages with numerous illustrations.

Three-colour pictorial titling-wrappers lightly marked and rubbed; pictorial bookplate mounted on the inside front cover; an excellent copy.

In the foreword, the Company (producers of the Texaco range of oils and fuels) 'feels it is rendering a service' by presenting some topical side-lights on the vanishing race, particularly as the 'problem of exploiting [the Northern Territory's] commercial possibilities' is at hand. Twelve double-page spreads are each devoted to a particular aspect of Aboriginal life, with text on one page and an illustration on the other. The last five pages advertise the Company's products: 'Like the flashing spear of Kallum Kundira, the tiny jet of Texaco Motor Spirit shoots into action with tremendous power ...'. Not in Greenway.

Item #65574

Price: $125.00