# 35667

DOWNING, Joyce (editor)

[NEW GUINEA; QUEENSLAND; MISSIONS] The bridle path : Doris Downing : her life and letters.

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Maryborough, Vic. : Joyce Downing, 1991. Limited edition of 150 numbered copies signed by the author on the colophon (this is copy no. 101). Octavo (240 mm), cloth over boards in pictorial dust jacket (rubbed and with short tear at head of spine); illustrated endpapers, pp (vi) + 185 pp, with numerous photographic illustrations (some colour); a very clean copy; from The Papuan Collection of Charles Fletcher (Melbourne), his bookplate to the verso of the front free-endpaper.

The story of Ballarat-born Anglican missionary teacher Doris Downing (1900-1976), reconstructed with the help of her original letters sent to her sister Joyce from the Mitchell River region on the Gulf of Carpentaria, Queensland (1924-25), and Papua New Guinea (1929-42; 1944-46).

Trove locates five copies in Australian libraries (Deakin University Library; Moore Theological College Library; NLA; St Mark’s National Theological Centre Library; SLV)