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The Lizard Eaters

3.23  ·  Rating Details ·  13 Ratings  ·  4 Reviews
It seems incredible that in the Jet-and-Electronics Age there should still be living in Australia people who have no contact whatever with our civilisation... people who had never seen white faces... had never seen their own face in a mirror... or been close to a motor vehicle of any kind.
Form many years there has been rumours of such a lost tribe of aborigines in the vast
Paperback, 171 pages
Published 1976 by Rigby (first published 1964)
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Kim Hine
Jan 11, 2015 Kim Hine rated it liked it
This is an older book, so it's language is tricky to understand sometimes. I enjoyed the primitiveness and how they made do with what they had. I enjoyed reading Douglas's description of the Aborigines he encountered along the way and tried to help, or did he?
I probably wouldn't read this book again, but since we are heading to this area later this year I was interested in reading the (now outdated) views on the country.
May 29, 2015 Trish rated it really liked it
The book, which was published in Australia in 1964, presented a fascinating picture of life among an extraordinarily isolated group of Aborigines. These people had lived in the driest terrain in the country for hundreds of years. They had never seen Europeans until the 20th century. Nomads, they lived in family units, trudging across the desert in search of sandy water holes, lizards, and occasional small kangaroos.
Feb 15, 2015 Kate rated it liked it
I enjoyed reading this account of Lockwood's encounter with the Pintubi people. It was interesting to learn about these secluded people and how they managed to survive for many years in the harsh environment of the Gibson Desert. His style of writing is easy to read.
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Aug 04, 2016 Barbara Darvall rated it it was amazing
Fantastic story, unbelievable but true. Fascinating descriptions of the country, the people, how they lived, what they saw (and what we don't see).
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