In 1902 Jeannie Gunn, a Melbourne schoolteacher, went with her new husband to live on the remote Elsey cattle station near the Roper River in the Northern Territory. Though she spent little more than a year there, her experiences in the outback and her contact with local Aborigines impressed her deeply, and on her return to Melbourne she set down her recollections in two books, 'We of the Never Never' and 'The Little Black Princess'.
These books have become classics of Australian literature, beloved by generations. They are presented here in a special condensed edition for the enjoyment of today's readers.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 01 / 1999
- 126 x 197mm