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Sep 16, 2012 Owen rated it 4 of 5 stars · review of another edition
Colin Simpson deserves greater respect for the writing of this book than he perhaps received in his lifetime. While he is writing as an amateur in matters paleontological and ethnological, he has nevertheless produced a work of interest for laymen and scholars interested in this, possibly the most vital of Aboriginal regions and communities. Arnhem Land is still closed to day in 2012, and the geography has a great deal to do with it. Simpson takes us deep inside at a time when the rule of Aborig ...more
(Edwin) Colin Simpson, author. After leaving school, Colin Simpson worked in advertising before becoming a journalist. He was also a proficient writer of verse. His long poem 'Infidelities' was included in Trio(1931) with poems from Kenneth Slessor and Harley Matthews. But he is, perhaps, better-known in the history of Australian poetry as the Sydney Sun journalist who broke the story of the Ern M ...moreMore about Colin Simpson...