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Issue Details: First known date: 1915... 1915 An Untamed Territory : The Northern Territory of Australia
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Notes

  • Dedication: To my friends Dr. J. A. Gilruth and Mrs. Gilruth this book is most affectionately dedicated
  • Author's note: The material for this book was collected in the Northern Territory during the years 1913 and 1914. ('Author's Preface', p.vii)

    Much of the contents of this book appeared first in the form of articles in the Melbourne Argus, the Wellington Evening Post, the Auckland Herald, the Christchurch Press, and the Otago Daily Times. It is by kind permission of the editors of these newspapers that I am able to republish. Melbourne, 1914. ('Author's Preface', p.viii)

Contents

* Contents derived from the London,
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Macmillan , 1915 version. Please note that other versions/publications may contain different contents. See the Publication Details.
A Woman's Life in Darwin, Elsie R. Masson , single work prose
A description of what women experience when they relocate to, and live in, Darwin.
(p. 25-41)
The Servant Question, Elsie R. Masson , single work prose
Whilst Elsie Masson laments that it is so difficult and expensive to secure reliable domestic servants in the Northern Territory, she also acknowledges the cheery disposition of those Chinese people and Aborigines who are employed.
(p. 42-50)
Undercurrents, Elsie R. Masson , single work prose
An observation on the cosmopolitan nature of Darwin, with a particular focus on Japanese people and the pearling industry, and the 'collection of tortoise-shell'.
(p. 51-67)
Out Bush, Elsie R. Masson , single work prose travel
A rail trip through all the little settlements of the Northern Territory is an adventure of sights, sounds and people.
(p. 68-83)
By Motor-Car to Umdidu, Elsie R. Masson , single work autobiography travel
Elsie Masson writes of her experience travelling forty-one hazardous miles by car on a barely discernible bush track at a time when many residents of the Northern Territory had never even seen a car.
(p. 84-99)
Oenpelli, a Buffalo-Hunter's Home, Elsie R. Masson , single work autobiography travel
Elsie Masson discusses the buffalo hunters of the Northern Territory, in particular, the renowned Paddy Cahill. She describes a delightful and adventurous journey on which she accompanied a party whose destination was the Roper River, but who also intended to visit Paddy Cahill and his wife at their home, Oenpelli Station.
(p. 100-119)
Port Essington and its Ruins, Elsie R. Masson , single work autobiography
Having visited the long-abandoned failed settlement, Port Essington, Elsie Masson reflects upon the folly of the bureaucrats who administered the settlement, and the deprivations and hardships endured by its colonial inhabitants.
(p. 120-131)
Up the Roper River, Elsie R. Masson , single work autobiography travel
Elsie Masson journeys up the Roper River on the Stuart, which calls in at the Roper River Mission, Paddy's Lagoon Station, and a township along the way. The experience prompts Elsie to ponder the future for Aboriginal people, and to praise the hardiness of the people living in the area.
(p. 132-148)
The Blackfellow, Elsie R. Masson , single work prose (p. 149-159)
Blackfellows and Murder, Elsie R. Masson , single work prose
Masson recounts the experiences of a group of Aboriginal people taken from their camp to the Court House in Darwin to appear as witnesses or accused in a murder trial. Masson considers how well justice was actually served under the circumstances, and proceeds to consider the future for the white, Chinese and Aboriginal peoples of the Northern Territory.
(p. 160-181)

Publication Details of Only Known VersionEarliest 2 Known Versions of

Works about this Work

The Northern Territory of Australia 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 25 December 1915; (p. 9)

— Review of An Untamed Territory : The Northern Territory of Australia Elsie R. Masson , 1915 selected work prose autobiography
'Far more interesting than any romance', states the reviewer, 'is Miss Masson's account of her visit to the Northern Territory'. The review finds favour with Masson's informative and entertaining descriptions of life in the Territory, and gives an overview of its contents.
The Northern Territory : The Land of the Future 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 December 1915; (p. 5)

— Review of An Untamed Territory : The Northern Territory of Australia Elsie R. Masson , 1915 selected work prose autobiography
A laudatory review welcoming Elsie R. Masson's book and providing an extensive synopsis.
Publications Received : Miscellaneous 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 18 December no. 18073 1915; (p. 14)

— Review of An Untamed Territory : The Northern Territory of Australia Elsie R. Masson , 1915 selected work prose autobiography
A favourable review of Elsie R. Masson's book, which is described as 'interesting and informative'.
An Untamed Territory 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 November no. 24302 1915; (p. 8)

— Review of An Untamed Territory : The Northern Territory of Australia Elsie R. Masson , 1915 selected work prose autobiography
A generally favourable review of Elsie R. Masson's work. The reviewer praises the informative nature of the work, though suggests it has avoided some controversial topics.
'An Untamed Territory' Baldwin Spencer , 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Argus , 27 November 1915; (p. 6)

— Review of An Untamed Territory : The Northern Territory of Australia Elsie R. Masson , 1915 selected work prose autobiography
Professor Baldwin Spencer welcomes Miss Masson's book and praises its scope. He offers a brief outline of each of the eleven stories and concludes by lamenting that the 'delightful' book is not longer.
'An Untamed Territory' Baldwin Spencer , 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Argus , 27 November 1915; (p. 6)

— Review of An Untamed Territory : The Northern Territory of Australia Elsie R. Masson , 1915 selected work prose autobiography
Professor Baldwin Spencer welcomes Miss Masson's book and praises its scope. He offers a brief outline of each of the eleven stories and concludes by lamenting that the 'delightful' book is not longer.
An Untamed Territory 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Sydney Morning Herald , 27 November no. 24302 1915; (p. 8)

— Review of An Untamed Territory : The Northern Territory of Australia Elsie R. Masson , 1915 selected work prose autobiography
A generally favourable review of Elsie R. Masson's work. The reviewer praises the informative nature of the work, though suggests it has avoided some controversial topics.
Publications Received : Miscellaneous 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Brisbane Courier , 18 December no. 18073 1915; (p. 14)

— Review of An Untamed Territory : The Northern Territory of Australia Elsie R. Masson , 1915 selected work prose autobiography
A favourable review of Elsie R. Masson's book, which is described as 'interesting and informative'.
The Northern Territory : The Land of the Future 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The Advertiser , 4 December 1915; (p. 5)

— Review of An Untamed Territory : The Northern Territory of Australia Elsie R. Masson , 1915 selected work prose autobiography
A laudatory review welcoming Elsie R. Masson's book and providing an extensive synopsis.
The Northern Territory of Australia 1915 single work review
— Appears in: The West Australian , 25 December 1915; (p. 9)

— Review of An Untamed Territory : The Northern Territory of Australia Elsie R. Masson , 1915 selected work prose autobiography
'Far more interesting than any romance', states the reviewer, 'is Miss Masson's account of her visit to the Northern Territory'. The review finds favour with Masson's informative and entertaining descriptions of life in the Territory, and gives an overview of its contents.
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