I,The Aboriginal by Douglas Lockwood. 1st Edition, HardBack & DustJacket, Rigby Ltd, 1962.

I, the Aboriginal 

 The 1962 book, written in first person, is the autobiography of Waipuldanya, (Philip Roberts) a full-blood Aboriginal man of the Alawa tribe at Roper River Ngukurr in the Northern Territory as told to Douglas Lockwood. The book concerns Waipuldanya's traditional upbringing and his training to become a skilled medical assistant for the Department of Health at Darwin Hospital. Lockwood wrote the book from more than 100 hours of interview with Roberts. I, the Aboriginal won the major literary award at the  AdelaideFestival of the Arts in 1962.


Condition good. Hardback in blue with black lettering. Dust jacket in good condition. Some mottling. 


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