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Turn Left at the Devil Tree

  • ISBN-13: 9780992355807
  • Publisher: DEREK PUGH
    Imprint: DEREK PUGH
  • Author: Pugh, Derek
  • Price: AUD $24.99
  • Stock: 2 in stock
  • Availability: Order will be despatched as soon as possible.
  • Local release date: 01/12/2013
  • Format: Paperback (203.00mm X 127.00mm) 252 pages Weight: 280g
  • Categories: Memoirs [BM]
Accompanied by Turkey, his little 'hunting' dog, Derek Pugh founded several outstation schools in the most remote parts of Arnhem Land and gained a rare insight into a traditional way of life which has been witnessed by only a few outsiders. By turns reflective, tragic and hilarious, Turn Left at the Devil Tree is a memoir of a visiting teacher among the Indigenous people and wildlife of the Top End of Australia. It is also a history - revealing some little known and disturbing events that were sanctioned from the highest levels of government. Life there was "frustrating at times, but always a challenge and Derek has recorded his experiences beautifully in this delightful book". Ted Egan AO
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