(Alice Springs), Arltunga Hotel and Bush Resort / (Victoria Park), Hesperian Press, (1996). Second edition with postscript and eulogy. Wrappers, maps, illust., pp. vi, 187. Fine. ISBN 0 85905 225 7. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: MAN FROM ARLTUNGA. Walter Smith Australian ...
Publication Date: 1996
Book Description Hesperian Press, Perth, Western Australia, 1986. Hardback. 1st Edition. Octavo Size [approx 15.5 x 22.8cm]. Very Good condition in pictorial laminated boards. Signed by author. Small previous oners name & date to front free endpaper. Illustrated with Colour and Black & White Photographs. Maps to rear. 176 pages Walter Smith (1898-1990), cameleer, prospector and bushman, was born at Arltunga, Northern Territory. He was also known as Walter Purula (Perrurle) and Wati Yuritja (Man of the Water Dreaming). Although he had no formal education, his father taught him the rudiments of writing and to speak fluently in English. From his mother and his grandmother, who lived with the family for many years, he learned to speak the eastern Arrernte and Arabana languages. About the age of 12 he made his first major trip to the Simpson Desert, using camels, accompanying hundreds of Arrernte to a large clay-pan, where they engaged in traditional hunting and gathering activities, and ceremonies. It was the last great Simpson Desert gathering. Later he worked for the Afghan cameleer Charlie Sadadeen, meeting the train at the railhead at Oodnadatta, South Australia, and carrying the load by camel team to Alice Springs. He understood over thirty desert languages and dialects and learned the traditional law, customs and songs of many groups. Bookseller Inventory # 297046
Book Description Hesperian Press, Carlisle, WA, 1986. Hardcover. Book Condition: Fine. 1st Edition. vi+176pp., Pictorial colour illustrated laminated boards. intro. by author, col. & b/w plts. & text ills., notes, bibliog., indexes, full & dbl. page maps. This book tells Walter Smith's life-story. It is based on many hours of tape-recordings and shared travelling experiences. Size: Octavo. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 001777
Book Description Hesperian Press, 1983. Soft cover. Book Condition: Good. Book in a good condition. Shows slight wear from reading and storage. Inscribed by previous owner. Bookseller Inventory # 001603
Book Description Victoria Park, W.A. Hesperian Press 1986, 1986. 8vo softcover 176pp index, map. very good, owner's notes inside front cover. Bookseller Inventory # 27083