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The Red Chief

As Told by the Last of His Tribe

Ion Idriess



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Editions Tom Thompson
05 October 2020
Biography; Biography: general; Biography: historical, political & military; Biography: religious & spiritual; History
It would be hard to find a more satisfying hero than the young warrior Red Kangaroo, who by his mental and physical prowess became a chief of his tribe - the revered and powerful Red Chief of the Gunnedah district in northern New South Wales. His story is a first-rate tale of adventure but it is something more - a true story handed down from generation to generation by its hero s tribe and given by the last survivor, King Bungaree, to the white settlers of the district.
By:   Ion Idriess
Imprint:   Editions Tom Thompson
Country of Publication:   Australia
ISBN:   9781922384751
ISBN 10:   1922384755
Pages:   214
Publication Date:   05 October 2020
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Ion Idriess (1889-1979) is one of Australias best-loved writers, with fifty-six books to his credit and millions of copies sold. When he returned from the First World War he wrote The Desert Column, about his experiences with the 5th Light Horse. Prospecting for Gold was his first major successful work; it immediately sold out and was reprinted constantly in the following years, as were many of his books. Idriess spent much of his life travelling throughout Australia, collecting material for his true-life stories, including Flynn of the Inland, The Red Chief and Nemarluk. He was awarded the O.B.E. in 1968 for his contribution to Australian literature.

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