Land of Dahori

Land of Dahori New × Olaf Ruhen
  • Land of Dahori
  • Hardcover
  • 254
  • Olaf Ruhen
  • English
  • 21 August 2017
  • null

About the Author: Olaf Ruhen

Land of Dahori New × Olaf Ruhen Olaf Ruhen was the son of Carl Ruhen, a German from Schleswig Holstein and a Frisian Islander, who became a timber merchant in New Zealand His wife, Margaret nee Johnson, born in New Zealand, came from a Shetland Island family Olaf Ruhen was educated at Otago Boys High School As a young man, he worked with horse teams, as a shepherd, and as a deep sea fisherman for six years This career ended when he wrecked his own boat, the Alice He had published some articles with the Dunedin Evening Star and from 1938 to 1941 was employed as a journalist with the newspaper During this period he wrote a number of short stories published by the Sydney Bulletin.During the Second World War Ruhen joined the RNZAF 1941 1945, serving with the RAF flying Lancasters for the Bomber Command From 1945 to 1947 he was again employed by the Evening Star In 1947 he moved to Sydney, where he worked for the Telegraph, the Sun and the Sydney Morning Herald Ruhen was also writing short stories again for the Bulletin and,lucratively, the Saturday Evening Post where his highest payment was 2,250 for a story He resigned in 1956 to become a freelance writer after quarrelling with the Sydney Morning Herald.Ruhen concentrated on overseas markets, primarily the United States, then Britain and Europe Despite his reputation for treating writing as a business, Ruhen was a writer of integrity who rejected a Saturday Evening Post offer to serialise his first novel, Naked under Capricorn, because they wished to make changes that he felt would rob the novel of its truth American serial rights to the novel would have been worth between 9,000 and 13,000 In 1963 he was the first director of the School of Creative Writing, University of Adelaide, and in 1973 of the summer school of creative writing in Papua New Guinea.Ruhen published several hundred short stories in anthologies and magazines He contributed to most of the Australian journals with a national circulation and to the Saturday Evening Post, Argosy and other overseas journals He also wrote film scripts and contributed to the Encyclopaedia Britannica Ruhen wrote a variety of non fiction works, based largely on his extensive travels in Australia, New Guinea and the South Pacific They included two historical works, Minerva Reef 1963 and Bullock Teams the building of a nation 1980 Ruhen also wrote The Day of the Diprotodon 1976 , an information book for children.Ruhen was a founding committee member of the Australian Society of Authors, and vice president of Sydney PEN In 1976 he won the Qantas Short Story Award.


× 641191A755 Ô ↠´ Olaf Ruhen New Ô Land of Dahori 15BAD3B302 Tales of New Guinea, including some background concerning European discovery and of New Guinea, including some background concerning European discovery and subsequent exploitation of the island, but mainly about meetings with tribespeople, many of whom had not been encountered before, even in the s Some stories concern tribal life, rituals and ↠´ Olaf Ruhen New Ô Land of Dahori beliefs
Olaf Ruhen is an enigmatic sort of character Born in Dunedin, NZ in 1911, he has written a number of books Land of Dahori , butshort stories and articles published in magazines and journals In this book, he has collected his previous stories of New Guinea into a collection The format of the book Land of Dahori is such that he writes an introduction piece for each section, followed by a series of stories along the theme of that introduction There are four sections, titled The Legend, The Impact, The Proconsuls and Th Olaf Ruhen is an enigmatic sort of character Born in Dunedin, NZ in 1911, he has written a number of books Land of Dahori , butshort stories and articles published in magazines and journals In this book, he has collected his previous stories of New Guinea into a collection The format of the book Land of Dahori is such that he writes an introduction piece for each section, followed by
This book Land of Dahori contains a number of stories previously published in various magazines and newspapers, all gleaned from the author s personal experience of the island of New Guinea and its peoples Ruhen was a New Zealand born writer and journalist who published a wide variety of interesting books Land of Dahori this has to be one of theunique ones, as still in the 1950s, and indeed the 1960s, stone age tribespeople were being encountered for the first time in various parts of the island This work provides a This book Land of Dahori contains a number of stories previously published in various magazines and newspapers, all gleaned from the author s personal experience of the island of New Guinea and its peoples Ruhen was a New Zealand born writer and journalist who µ Land of Dahori ☆ This book Land of Dahori contains descriptions of New Guinea up through the 1940 s There are sections on its history and on the implications of different beliefs of the people There are also short stories, presumably true, about life in New Guinea from the standpoint of natives, missionaries, government officials, and traders Very interesting and rewarding.

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