Pay Now
Add this item to Cart for a combined free shipping deal
Click to enlarge photo

Listing Detail Tabs

This is an auction for THE LAST TRUE EXPLORER: INTO DARKEST NEW GUINEA, by Philip Temple.

"In 1962, at the age of 23, Philip Temple went to New Guinea with Heinrich Harrer (author of "Seven years in Tibet" and "White Spider") to conquer the highest mountain in the Pacific. Having climbed all the glaciated summits of the Dolomite-like Cartensz Pyramide in West New Guinea (Irian Jaya), they then travelled literally into the stone age to witness the manufacture of stone tools in a corner of the northern highlands never before visited by Europeans. Unable until now to write about his experiences with Harrer in New Guinea because of contractual restrictions, Temple is now free to return to the experiences of a young man who fulfilled a dream of climbing pristine mountains, discovering uncharted valleys and travelling with the most primitive people on earth."

About the Author: Philip Temple has been described as the most versatile writer in New Zealand. He has written eight novels, some of which have been published overseas and he has won awards both here and elsewhere for his children's books, historical biographies and TV documentaries. He has also published photographic books, political works and walking track guides. Among various fellowships, Philip Temple has been the Robert Burns Fellow at the University of Otago, Katherine Mansfield Fellow at Menton and held the Creative NZ Berlin Writers Residency. In 2005 he was given a Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement.

Large format (trade) paperback 2002.

250 pages.

Photographs throughout.

Very good condition.

The cost of shipping is $4.95, or $6.95 by tracked mail. If you are on rural delivery and want tracked mail, the shipping cost will be $9.95.

There is of course no charge for shipping if you collect this book from my shop in Palmerston North following the auction.

Payment within seven days, please. Please click here to ask a question
Your question and answer privileges have been disabled.
You must log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases.
Please log in to view questions and answers on this listing. We recommend reading questions before you make any purchases. Available only to approved bidders. You must be an authenticated member to ask questions Find out more about becoming authenticated. Your account is in debt Your current account balance is You must credit your account to use this feature.
Firearms Licence #
By entering my licence number, I confirm I am aware of my obligations under the Arms Act.
Transaction details may be provided to police in accordance with the Terms & Conditions.
Your current account balance is Please note you will lose your question and answer privileges if your account is in debt for more than 2 weeks. Credit your account.
I confirm that I am over 18 years old.
To prevent your personal details being misused please do not put emails or phone numbers in questions. Failure to comply may result in the suspension of your account. The seller cannot add a Buy Now price once bidding has started.

Shipping options

  • NZ Post$4.95
  • tracked mail$6.95
  • tracked mail for Rural Delivery (RD)$9.95
  • Seller allows pick-ups
  • Seller location: Palmerston North, Manawatu, NZ

Payment options

  • NZ bank deposit
  • Cash
  • Card payments
    • Pay Now

    Pay Now includes:

    Buyer Protection Learn More