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Rum Jungle by Alan Moorehead - First edition, 1st Printing - 1954 - from Pontaccio (SKU: 483)

Rum Jungle

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Rum Jungle: Australia's Fabulous Wilderness Country

by Alan Moorehead

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First edition, 1st Printing with the Scribner's 'A'.
Frank Wilimczyk handsome title page drawing and decorative cover design plus drawing Nineteen (19) photographs by various photographers, illustrate Australia's Fabulous Wilderness Country.

Chapters:
1. A Nameless Hopeless, Distress
2. Stuart and the Ghan (Ghan an Indian camel driver employed in the outback)
3. The Alice
4. In the Dreaming
5. The Bitumen
6. The Jungle
7. Demoiselles and Bullseyes
8. On Beachcombing
9. Bear into Albatross

The "Rum Jungle" in the Northern Territory of Australia. Site of a uranium deposit, found in 1949, which has been mined.

The area derives its name from an incident when a thief stole 750 ounces of gold from miners after getting them drunk with rum.

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Bookseller
Pontaccio US (US)
Bookseller's Inventory #
483
Title
Rum Jungle
Author
Alan Moorehead
Illustrator
Frank Wilimczyk (Illustrator)
Format/binding
Dark Blue Hardcover; rubbed along outer edges. Good strong binding p.o.'s bookplate; otherwise, unmarked No jac
Book condition
Used - GOOD
Quantity-available
1
Edition
First edition, 1st Printing
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Charles Scribner's Sons
Place of Publication
New York
Date Published
1954
Pages
181
Keywords
Australia Mining Uranium mines Aborigines
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Travel and Exploration;
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