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The Lizard Eaters : The Journey and Discovery of the Pintubi People - Douglas Lockwood

The Lizard Eaters

The Journey and Discovery of the Pintubi People


Published: 1st January 2014
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In 1957, officers from the Welfare branch of Northern Territory Administration began patrolling the Gibson and Great Sandy Deserts. Here they found the Pintubi people, who had never been in touch with white civilisation. In 1963 Douglas Lockwood, at that time the Melbourne Herald's correspondent, was invited to join a patrol into the Gibson Desert to a point about 960km west of Alice Springs and 320 kms across the Western Australia border.

The Lizard Eaters tells the fascinating story of that journey and the discovery of yet more Pintubi people. Lockwood describes the thrill he felt on meeting Aborigines who had never before set eyes on a white face - and the profound respect he developed for human beings who had lived in unbelievably harsh conditions for thousands of years.

About the Author

Douglas Wright Lockwood (9 July 1918 - 21 December 1980) was an Australian newspaperman and author.

Born in Natimuk, 25 kilometres (16 mi) west of Horsham in Victoria's Wimmera district, Lockwood left school at 12 to help run his father's newspaper, the weekly West Wimmera Mail, at the height of the Great Depression.

ISBN: 9781742574998
ISBN-10: 1742574998
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 171
Published: 1st January 2014
Country of Publication: AU
Dimensions (cm): 1.1 x 20.5  x 13.5
Weight (kg): 0.26