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Author Noonan, Michael.

Title A different drummer : the story of E.J. Banfield, beachcomber of Dunk Island / by Michael Noonan
Published St. Lucia, Qld. : University of Queensland Press, 1983
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 263 pages)
Series Australasian literature: Australia, New Zealand, and the Pacific Islands (text)
Summary "If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears." H.D. Thoreau E.J. Banfield became a legendary figure after "The Confessions of a Beachcomber" was published in London in 1908. Banfield and his wife Bertha had done what most people only dream of doing: they had gone to live on an idyllic island within Australia's Great Barrier Reef. Banfield wrote innumerable articles and found books about their life on Dunk Island. These writings, together with Banfield's diaries and other unpublished material, have provided Michael Noonan with the basis for his biography. A gifted storyteller, Noonan presents a fascinating tale of the Beachcomber's life, his long romance with Bertha, and their brave adventure on one of the world's most delightful frontiers
Notes Title from resource description page (viewed February 25, 2015)
Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliography
Notes In English
Subject Banfield, E. J. (Edmund James), 1852-1923.
Dunk Island (Qld.) -- Biography.
Dunk Island (Qld.) -- Description and travel.
Genre/Form Biographies.
Form Electronic book