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- This books looks at Idriess and his Aboriginal prospecting friends, the Bairds, working their way through far north-east Queensland over 100 years ago, from the Daintree and the Bloomfield Rivers to Mount Molloy.
- Ion Idriess (1889—1979) is one of Australia's best-loved writers, with fifty-six books to his credit and millions of copies sold. When he returned from the First World War he wrote The Desert Column, about his experiences with the 5th Light Horse. Prospecting for Gold was his first major successful work; it immediately sold out and was reprinted constantly in the following years, as were many of his books. Idriess spent much of his life travelling throughout Australia, collecting material for his true-life stories, including Flynn of the Inland, The Red Chief and Nemarluk. He was awarded the O.B.E. in 1968 for his contribution to Australian literature.
- * Great tales of Aboriginal life in Queensland 100 years ago, with Idriess meeting colourful prospectors and observing significant parts of Aboriginal life and survival in the bush.
* In its 20th edition.
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