Crocodile Harry published two books on his hunting exploits and life in the wild in Australia: Latvietis Krokodiļu Mednieks Austrālijā [Latvian Crocodile Hunter in Australia, 1957, 151 p.] and Ilgas Pēc Saules [Longing for the Sun, 1958, 159 p.] (Figs. 1-3). Both were published in Latvian by Apgāds Sauleskrasts, Brisbane, Australia. Both contain poor quality black and white images taken in the field of Blumenthal with crocodiles or going about daily life in the bush (Figs. 4-6). Latvietis Krokodiļu Mednieks Austrālijā was republished as Nacionālais Dēkainis - Krokodilu Mednieks [National Adventurer – Crocodile Hunter], updated with additional information on Australia by Rimants Ziedonis who had visited Blumenthal there (2000, Jumava, Riga, Latvia, 199 p.). Today, these books are little known outside of Latvia, and there are no English translations so that most of the world remains ignorant of this larger-than-life personality. For further information on and photos of Arvid Blumenthal, see:
Jākobsons, E. 2020. Krokodilu mednieks Arvīds Blūmentāls. 2020. Laikmeta zīmes, 3 April 2020. . Accessed 9 March 2022.
Smith, T. 2018. Crocodile Harry:The Man Who Inspired Crocodile Dundee. The Culture Trip. Accessed 9 March 2022.
Submitted by: C. Kenneth Dodd, Jr.