National Geographic : 1949 Dec
Exploring Stone Age Arnhem Land When Not Cooking, the Expedition's Chef Collected Insects, Lizards, and Snakes John Bray signed as camp cook to join the Arnhem Land party as honorary entomologist. At various camps he enlisted "cockroach committees" of women and children to hunt specimens in return for tobacco and candy. Australia's insects, unlike its mammals, did not stagnate as evolution's "living fossils." Many species were borne across seas by winds. Certain species of termites, ants, and mantids are found only "down under."