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Turn Left at the Devil Tree
Derek Pugh (Author) RRP A$24.95 P/B
Publisher: Derek Pugh
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Pub Date: 20131101
BIC: BM ISBN: 9780992355807
Category: Memoirs Availability: 1-99
Description:
Accompanied by Turkey, his little 'hunting' dog, Derek Pugh founded several outstation schools in the most remote parts of Arnhem Land and gained a rare insight into a traditional way of life which has been witnessed by only a few outsiders.
By turns reflective, tragic and hilarious, Turn Left at the Devil Tree is a memoir of a visiting teacher among the Indigenous people and wildlife of the Top End of Australia. It is also a history - revealing some little known and disturbing events that were sanctioned from the highest levels of government.
Life there was "frustrating at times, but always a challenge and Derek has recorded his experiences beautifully in this delightful book". Ted Egan AO
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