A Letter From The Publisher, Jul. 6, 1959

FEW reporters anywhere cover more ground than TIME'S Australian correspondent, Fred B. Hubbard, 39, who newspapered in Chicago before moving to Brisbane twelve years ago. Hubbard's beat embraces 2,948,366 sq. mi., some of them so untamed that when a story takes him to Australia's Northern Territory, he sets foot on barren plains where aborigines still hunt wallabies. He has reported on the diet of platypuses, the music of the bushmen, and kuru, the strange back-country ailment in which the afflicted literally laugh themselves to death. Last week, just returned from an assignment on the subtropical island of New Guinea. Correspondent Hubbard...

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