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The Resource The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish

The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish

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The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish
Title
The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish
Statement of responsibility
Tim Flannery writing as Dido Butterworth
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Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's 1932, and the Venus Island fetish, a ceremonial mask surrounded by thirty-two human skulls, now resides in the museum in Sydney. But young anthropologist Archie Meek, recently returned from an extended field trip to Venus Island, has noticed a strange discoloration of some of the skulls of the fetish. Has someone been tampering with the primitive artefact? Is there a link between the mysterious disappearance of Cecil Polkinghorne, curator of archaeology, and the fetish? And how did Eric Sopwith, retired mollusks expert, die in the museum's storeroom? The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish is a delightfully risque romp, full of eccentric characters, intrigue and adventure. Nothing is known of Miss Dido Butterworth, curator of worms (retired). Museum records contain no employee of that name, though there is speculation that the name is a pseudonym for Hans Schmetterling, curator of worms (1936–55). Tim Flannery, author of several works of non-fiction, was curator of mammals at the Sydney Museum 1984–99
Summary
When young anthropologist Archie Meek, recently returned from an extended field trip to Venus Island in 1932, notices that someone has tampered with a primitive artifact in Sydney, he is plunged into a world of intrigue, murder and adventure
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10460452
Cataloging source
BT
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1956-
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  • Butterworth, Dido
  • Flannery, Tim
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Fiction
  • Humor (Fiction)
Target audience
adult
Label
The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish
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Publication
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OVERDRIVE:6831aef1-d0fa-4c92-98bb-e2dae6579cb4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921961625
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Mystery of the Venus Island Fetish
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:6831aef1-d0fa-4c92-98bb-e2dae6579cb4
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9781921961625
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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