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E. J. Banfield

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E.J. Banfield, born in England in 1852, grew up in Australia. His journalism took him to Townsville, and the pressure of work took him to Dunk Island in the Great Barrier Reef, where he lived for twenty-five years with his wife Bertha. In 1908 The Confessions of a Beachcomber was published in London, becoming an international classic as its descriptions of island life intrigued people around the world.
Confessions Of A Beachcomber
Confessions Of A B...
E. J. Banfield

This has been celebrated by romantics the world over as everyone's ideal of living on a deserted tropical island. Today, its scientific detail of the area's unique beauty earns it a special place amon ...

The Gentle  Art Of Beachcombing
The Gentle Art Of...
E. J. Banfield

"The Gentle Art of Beachcombing" presents a selection of little-known writing by E.J. Banfield, the Beachcomber of Dunk Island and author of the classic "Confessions of a Beachcomber". Collected and ...