Explorations into Highland New Guinea, 1930-35
In the 1920s and 1930s there were adventures to be lived and fortunes to be made by strong young men in the outback of Australia and the gold fields of New Guinea. This is the diary of five years spent in hot pursuit - not of honour and glory, but of excitement and riches - by one such adventurer, Michael Leahy. Together with his two brothers, Jim and Pat, and friends Mick Dwyer and Jim Taylor, he explored the unknown interior of New Guinea, seeking gold and making contact with the aborigines of the interior mountains and valleys. The chronicles of their explorations and their hundreds of photographs brought news of these native peoples to the outside world. In doing so, they changed forever our understanding of the human landscape of New Guinea.