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Gentle Art Of Beachcombing, The : Uqp Paperbacks - Banfield E J

Gentle Art Of Beachcombing, The

Uqp Paperbacks

Paperback Published: 13th November 1989
ISBN: 9780702220616
Number Of Pages: 176

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Collected and edited by Banfield's biographer Michael Noonan, this new volume gives an entertaining insight into the mind of a man who, at the turn of the century, chose to live apart from society on his own island paradise in the Great Barrier Reef. Banfield's apprenticeship in beachcombing is represented here by his early travel writings- a romantic steamship voyage via Eastern ports to London in the 1880s; a stay in a Dickens-like English village; and his first discovery of tropical Queensland. During his twenty-five years of isolation on Dunk Island, the Beachcomber did make one excursion back into civilisation, and his impressions of this 1911 trip give us the bustle of Sydney and Melbourne. Here too are the writings of a gifted self-taught naturalist, observing with whimsical and joyful appreciation the beauty of his island.

ISBN: 9780702220616
ISBN-10: 0702220612
Series: Uqp Paperbacks
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 176
Published: 13th November 1989
Publisher: University of Queensland Press
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 19.7 x 13.2  x 1.0
Weight (kg): 0.13
Edition Number: 1