24020 ALLEN, Benedict;
THE PROVING GROUNDS. A Journey through the Interior of New Guinea and Australia.
HarperCollins Publishers, London, 1991.
8vo.pp.viii + 391, illustrated in black and white and colour. Maps, Very Good Hardcover in Very Good Dust Wrapper.
ISBN 0246136332 An exotic & touching account of tribal worlds, as well as an exuberant adventure story. The author finds himself in New Guinea , He travels across the central mountain range of remotest New Guinea to the living magic of the uncontacted Yaifo people,, over the treacherous Torres Straits to Australia nd into the Gibson Desert. Here the aboriginals have settled.and he encounters another group of indigenous peoples