Bathurst, N.S.W., Australia: ROBERT BROWN/AUSTRALIAN MUSEUM TRUST, 1984. Hardcover. Black cloth quarto with white primitive masks graphic on front board, and white lettering to spine. Long gift inscription to previous owner.One small peel-spot to bottom of title page, and corresponding mirroring onto previous page, where two pages once stuck together. Shelfwear to dustjacket, but it's done its job well, protecting the book itself, which is tight and bright. 193 pp. including bibliography. Near Fine in Very Good Dustjacket. Item #71934
"...Hurley, equipped with camera, wireless, boat and seaplane, ventured along murky rivers, and through endless swamps to capture on film, the simplicity of the Papuan's daily existence, rituals and skills...This...volume presents 100 of his Papuan plates, printed in duotone. Published in association with the Australian Museum Trust to commemorate the centenary year of the Colonial Annexation of Papua New Guinea.