Grien on Rougemont
by Daily Chronicle, Phil May, Barry Pain
ISBN 978-0-85905-624-3, (1898, R2015), large A4, 38pp, illustrated, 220 grams
$30.00* + POST
De Rougemont's spectacular adventures startled the world in 1898. The tale of shipwreck, rescue by aboriginals, and wondrous happening in the north Australian wilds held the world spellbound.
His descriptions of flying wombats, riding turtles, and bevy of aboriginal wives enthalled. Then the penny dropped and irate explorers pulled the plug on him. Carr Boyd outdid him in his tall tales. The Daily Chronicle published this expose of both De Rougemont and his foolish followers with the magnificent Phil May cartooning and lampooning all. Shortly we will publish the unexpurgated Adventures for the enlightenment of all those previously deprived of the delight.