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The farthest coast; a selection of writings relating to the history of the northern coast of Australia. Edited and with an introduction by C. C. Macknight
Bib ID 1136105
Format BookBook
Author
Macknight, C. C. (Charles Campbell)
 
Description [Carlton, Vic.] Melbourne University Press [1969] 
xiv, 218 p. : ill., maps. ; 23 cm. 
ISBN 0522839169
Summary

Chap.1; Earliest Europeans; p.39; 1606, Duyfken; p.41-43; Ship Rijder 1756, findings off Cape York, bark canoes, cabins, fishing lines, spears; dingo, armed natives & women Weipa area, native well, attempt to kidnap 2 natives; chap.2; H.M.S. Investigator 1802; Macassan stone fireplaces, trepang fishing Sir Edward Pellews group; p.65-66; Macassan fleet Gulf of Carpentaria; p.69-70; Bongaree; chap.3; H.M.C. Mermaid 1817 p.78-81; Accompanied by Bongaree; native fireplaces Long Is., family group, some hostility; chap.4; Visit of Astrolabe & Zelee, 1839; p.94-96; Present of weapons Croker Is.; p.100- 101; Port Essington visited; chap.5; H.M.S. Beagle; chap.6; Voyage of Forlorn Hope; p.127-128; Domesticated dingo, native weirs near Capes Dombey & Hay, attempted settlement Espace Cliffs p.133; Visit by Malays; p.137-138; Natives Nicol Bay, rock drawings; chap.7; McKinlays expedition from Espace Cliffs; p.143; Natives friendly, arrival of Malay proas; chap.8; S.S. Ellengowan; p.169-174; Roper R. natives, burning off mans deformity; chap.9; Macassan trepang fleet, account by Daeng Sarro, route taken; chap.10; Missionary trip in Evangel, account by H.E. Warren, native camp Rose R., description of idols; chap.11; A stormy crossing, brief account by W.L. Warner of Mahkarolla & Murngin tribe; canoe trip round Point Napier, native superstitions; Quotes many authorities; Bibliography.

Notes

Bibliography: p. 209-211.

Subjects Habitation - Camps - Hearths, ovens, fireplaces etc.  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Crustacea and molluscs - Beche-de-mer / Trepang.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Family.  |  Habitation - Camps - Hearths, ovens, fireplaces etc.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Art - Rock art.  |  Transport - Water - Sail boats.  |  Fishing - Fish weirs.  |  Animals - Mammals - Dingoes / Dogs.  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Sites - Macassan sites.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Sources.  |  Australia -- History -- Sources.  |  Nickol Bay (WA West Pilbara SF50-02)  |  Embley / Hey River (Qld NW Cape York SD54-03)  |  Queensland Gulf country (Qld SE54)  |  Torres Strait Islands (Qld TSI SC54, SC55-05)  |  Croker Island (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)  |  Weipa / Napranum (Qld NW Cape York SD54-03)  |  Gulf of Carpentaria (SD53, SD54, SE54)  |  Numbulwar / Rose River (East Arnhem Land SD53-11)  |  Sir Edward Pellew Islands (NT Gulf Islands SD53-16)  |  Port Essington (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)  |  Roper River (NT Top End SD53-09, SD53-10, SD53-11)  |  Escape Cliffs / Palmerston (NT Top End SD52-04)

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