Watch Off Arnhem Land
Personal reminiscences of Arnhem Land patrol boat captain, 1930s; many general references to Aborigines on Arnhem Land coast; Bathurst Island Monsignor Gsell, body painting (Snake Bay); trade between Aborigines & Japanese pearlers for use of Aboriginal women; Millingimbi - use of ant heads as suture for flesh wound; Yirkalla - brief reference to Wongu & Caledon Bay massacre.
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