Unfamiliar Selves: Ion L. Idriess' Torres Strait Trilogy

Robert Dixon

Abstract


The paper discusses the role of Idriess' books, particularly The Drums of Mer in Australian culture, as part of initial work on a book on writing, travel, anthropology, modernism and discourses of primitivism between 1930 and 1950.

Keywords


Torres Stait; Mer; anthropology; travel writing; popular culture

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