“Over The Range”, The Latest Book By Ion L. Idriess, Australia’s Most Popular Author
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“Over The Range”, The Latest Book By Ion L. Idriess, Australia’s Most Popular Author

1937. Colour screenprint, poster, 49.4 x 36.9cm. Slight discolouration and surface cracking, repaired tears, creases and minor missing portions. Linen-backed.

Text includes “Sunshine and shadow in the Kimberleys.”

A 1937 newspaper review in the The Argus of Idriess’ book Over The Range, stated “Only a lifetime of observation could make a storyteller like Mr Idriess, but he is still an active explorer searching for new by-ways which will yield him copy. That is why Over the Range has the same torrential stream of anecdote and the same vivid quality in its descriptions of men and places as his earlier books. This is not a collection of reminiscences worn smooth with time, but a living and dramatic account of an arduous journey made with a police patrol through the wilderness of the Kimberleys four years ago. It tells more clearly than a sheaf of reports the difficulties and hardships faced by the solitary northern mounted policemen in protecting both settlers and Aborigines and enforcing some shadow of justice in an area where tribal customs have held sway for centuries.”

Ion Llewellyn Idriess (1889–1979) was a prolific and influential Australian author. He wrote more than 50 books over 43 years between 1927 and 1969, and twice published three books in one year (1932 and 1940). Ref: Wiki; The Argus (Melb.), 18.12.1937.

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Item #CL205-41

Price (AUD): $1,850.00  other currencies

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