THE LOST HOLE OF BINGOOLA: A Story of the Australian Busk by
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THE LOST HOLE OF BINGOOLA: A Story of the Australian Busk

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KIRKUS REVIEW

The double star is for an excellent story laid in a part of the world about which every boy and girl must want to know. You therefore have great sales possibilities, if the book is as attractive looking as it should be. Binga was an Aboriginal brought up in the black quarters of Wigiwa a cattle station in the Outback. When he learned what the smoke signal meant he felt the call of his people and went bush. He was happy on the walkabout and thrilled to go through the initiation into manhood, but the Medicine Man was afraid of him and his supposed knowledge of white magic. Life therefore became miserable, he came down with a terrible fever and left his tribe to wander off on the plains. Fortunately, he was rescued by Syd and carried to Bingoola, another cattle station, where he was nursed back to health by the white boy's care. He in turn saves Syd's life twice, once when the white wandered off and was lost at the end of a brumble hunt and again when he was about to be killed by a bull in a stampede. The cattle men were anxious to find the lost hole, Binga knew where it was and did not want to lead them to it, because he knew that the Aboriginals were camping there. Finally, he warns off his own people by sending a smoke signal and saves the lives of the white men by leading them to the hole. American boys will learn about kangaroo hunts, boomerang throwing, dingos, kookaburras and many other aspects of Bush life. The authors are Australians.

Pub Date: Sept. 11th, 1942
Publisher: Bobbs-Merrill