NGARI THE HUNTER by Ronald Rose

NGARI THE HUNTER

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Ngari the Hunter does for the Australian aborigines what Inoke Sails the South Seas (1966) did for the Fiji Islanders shows-and-tells, in color photos and brief accompanying text, where and how they live, what they eat, how they hunt, and particulars: a collection of string made from human hair, body paint, a mountainous ant-hill. All this in a loose, unstructured sequence that takes Ngari himself afield and sends his friends to find him. In sum, a walkabout with camera and the lizards, kangaroos, etc. steal the scene from the frequently posing people. Mr. Rose does, however, take them on their own terms, making their life style intelligible to progress-oriented children.

Pub Date: Aug. 28th, 1968
Publisher: Harcourt, Brace & World