The People with No Clothes single work   novel   adventure   romance  
Issue Details: First known date: 1927 1927
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'An amateur airman, Huntingdon ("Don") Garde, discovers a sheer-walled canyon in Central Australia. He makes a forced landing on the bank of a river which traverses the vast cavity, and while exploring the region the aeroplane disappears. Within the canyon he finds a strange community, speaking old Spanish, practising ancient torture-rites and ruled by an old despot. Garde and a girl named Liria form an attachment. After various terrifying happenings the two get separated, Liria being with the people of the canyon, and in great peril, while Garde is shut off from her by a line of sentinels and watch fires.' (Source: The Home, June 1927)


  • Editor's note: A remarkable Australian novel that has been described, by the few who have been privileged to see it, as the most exciting story written in Australia. (appears with first instalment)

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First known date: 1927
Serialised by: The Home 1920 periodical (124 issues)
Serialised monthly in The Home January 1927 to November 1927.
Portrait of the author accompanies first instalment.
Last amended 7 Dec 2009