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Author Bingle, A. S. (Alison Seymour), 1895-1971, author

Title This is our country / A.S. Bingle
Published [Turramurra, N.S.W.] : [J. Bingle], [1986]

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 W'PONDS  994.290924 Bin.b  AVAILABLE
Description xxii,169 pages : illustrations, portraits ; 29 cm
Summary Includes mention of military authorities fearing Aboriginal people might act as fifth columnists during the second world war p. xvi, 46, 129; recalls Aboriginal people paying tribute to the author upon his retirement p. xvii; includes poem listing animals some of which are hunted by Aboriginal people p. xxi; mentions the artist Albert Namatjira p. 2, 91, 160-161; mentions stories, employment and welfare of Aboriginal pastoral workers p. 6-8, 15, 30-31, 34, 41-42, 46, 47, 50, 52, 53, 57, 58, 108, 127; mentions employment of Aboriginal domestic assistants p. 11, 116, 130, 134; refers to missions p. 23-24, 70; recalls Aboriginal people and their families helping handle a donkey team p. 27; mentions the Kanaka trade and Thursday Islanders p. 32-33; mentions stories and encounters with Aboriginal people p. 23-24, 34-35, 61, 137, 140-141, 142, 144, 147, 148, 151-152, 155-156, 165, 166; speaks of the Royal Flying Doctor Service saving the lives of white and black people p. 45; states Aboriginal people travelled by train p. 60; mentions half-caste people p. 65, 130, 139, 149, 151, 152, 166; tells of early pioneers having problems with Aboriginal people killing stock p. 69; recounts reports of trading drink to Aboriginal people p. 72; overview of Aboriginal lifestyle and culture p. 74-95, 112, 138-139; mentions employment of Aboriginal people in the mining exploration, and crocodile skin, industry p. 103, 111; mentions using Aboriginal people to carry messages on foot between stations p. 115 ; image 'Monday morning at Wave Hill, Northern Territory, early arrivals for rations' p. 74, 'The King and his Queen ...' p. 82, 'Bingo the ward of Mr Joe Egan manager of Ord River Station' p. 89, 'Arrival of mail at Warrinilla near Springsure Qld.' p. 90, 'Jack - making fire with two sticks at Lawn Hill in the Gulf Country' p. 94
Analysis Australian
Notes "Memoirs of the author who, for over fifty years, was actively associated with the cattle, sheep and dairying industries in the far north of Australia"
Available from Mr. S.R. Cooper, 1B/28 Woods Parade, Fairlight, N.S.W. 2094
Includes index
Limited ed. of 200 copies
Subject Bingle, A. S. (Alison Seymour)
Bingle, A. S. (Alison Seymour), 1895-1971
Farm managers -- Australia -- Biography.
Livestock breeders -- Australia -- Biography.
Ranch life -- Australia.
Australia -- History -- 20th century.
Northern Territory -- History.
Genre/Form Autobiographies.
Author Namatjira, Albert, 1902-1959.
ISBN 1862527407