I, the aboriginal - second hand
Published 1962. By Douglas Lockwood. 240 pages.
Hard cover in very good condition, only some wearing on the dust cover.
Winner of The Advertiser $1,250 Adelaide Festival of Arts Award 1962.
This is my story. My name is Waipuldanya, or Wadjiri-Wadjiri. (If they twist your tongue too much you may call me Phillip Roberts. This is my white-feller name.) I'm a full-blood aboriginal of the Alawa tribe at Roper River in the Northern Territory. My body has been through fires of tribal initiation. I have been subjected to many taboos. As a child I was "sung" to death by a malevolent Doctor Blackfellow, a Medicine Man who wished to destroy me in order to punish my clan. I was saved by another.
Douglas Lockwood wrote this book about my life. He is my countryman. Enjoy it ... and understand us better ...