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Discoveries in Australia; with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43, by command of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty, also, a narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea. London, T. and W. Boone, 1846
Bib ID 1147662
Format BookBook
Author
Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885
 
Description [Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia, 1969] 
2 v. illus., fold. maps, plates. 22 cm. 
Series

Australiana facsimile editions, no. 33

Summary

VOL. 1: Covering north-west coast, north coast, Bass Strait, Sydney to Torres Strait, Cape York and southern shore of New Guinea; p.58-61, 72, 87, 88, 230, Swan River, Port George iv, Roebuck Bay scars on body, knocking out of teeth, height, colour, no use of canoe on n.w. coast; Beliefs existence of evil spirits in water holes, horror of dead, belief that white people former countrymen tribal feuds arising from abduction of women; p.91-100, Beagle Bay & Point Swan; Mutilation of little finger, boomerang only weapon, general characteristics; p.109- 112, Sunday Strait & Roe Islands - types of rafts used; p.115- 117, Skeleton Point - native burial in bark, physical appearance, observation of what must have been subincision mutilation; Use of kilies; p.169-181, Bathurst Is. natives, physical characteristics, head ornaments of birds feathers, use of rafts;p.208-210, Glenelg R. area - sighted rock drawings & natives of lighter colour; p.251-253, Contact with Sydney and Shoalhaven R. people; p.263-278, Brief notes on Tasmanian natives - clothing, general characteristics, treatment of natives; p.331-336, Cape Upstart - use of nets by natives for fishing; p.389, Malay-Macassan trade, notes on Port Essington Settlement, Raffles Bay tribes - practice tooth avulsion & nasal decoration, division of three classes, Mandrojilly - Mambungy - Mandrovilly, use of throwing stick, heavy clubs, canoes of Malay; origin, musical instrument; p.406, Cape Hotham, native huts & clothing; p.409-413, Escape Cliffs nasal stick decoration, types of baskets used for carrying ochres for painting; p.423, Adelaide River, description of canoes; Odd references to Aborigines throughout volume and attempts to civilise them. -- VOL. 2: p.9, 19-21, Shoal Bay, Adelaide River, Port Emery; Physical appearance, behaviour, colds and influenza noticed; p.15, 72, Care of children by mothers; p.78-79, Victoria River natives - subincision mutilation noticed; p.108-111, Point Pearce - hostility of natives; p.127, Sharks Bay, tracking skills of natives; p.131, 173-174, 216, Swan River Aboriginal who accompanied expedition - reactions noted; p.169-173, Depuch Island rock drawings, natives hostile, plentiful water supply; p.178, Oyster Inlet, native fireplace with piece of quartz found p.185, Recognition of Swan River Aborigine by Malays at Coepang; p.185, 238, Evidence of cannibalism; p.250-257, Port Stephens corroboree, Halifax Bay & Magnetic Is., food (yam) eaten Restoration Is., Torres Straits - physical description, earlobe perforated by bone piece, outrigger canoes - spears with bone points especially attached for fishing; p.401, Murray River - good physique; p.258, Booby Is., stone arrangements, maybe sacred spot; p.268-290, Sweers Is., (Gulf of Carpentaria) skull & bones found, rafts seen; Allen Island - gives Flinders description of natives, timidity of natives; p.356, Macassan trade; Food & hunting; p.28-29, Quail Island, turtle hunting; p.86, Victoria R.; p.228-230, Swan River - burning off; Burials; p.35-36, Area of NAdam Range, sacred spot marked by stones, grave nearby; p.295-298, Burial Reach, Flinders River - tree burial; p.128-131, 516-517, Rottnest Is., settlement for native law breakers; p.449-470, Tasmanian natives appearance, relationship with settlers, marriage between sealers & Aboriginal women; Cruelty of convicts; Vocabularies; p.22-25, 132, 217- 220, Port Darwin, Shoal Bay, Port Essington, Swan River; p.357-358, Comments on inability of tribes to understand each other.

Full contents Also contains a narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea. 
Subjects Beagle (Ship)  |  Natural history -- Australia.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Word lists.  |  Animals.  |  Settlement and contacts.  |  Animals - Birds.  |  Animals - Fish.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Insects.  |  Animals - Reptiles.  |  Plants.  |  Worimi / Gadang / Kattang language (E2) (NSW SI56-02)  |  Geography.  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1788-1850.  |  Plants - Trees.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Australia -- Pictorial works.  |  Upstart Bay / Cape Upstart / Beachmont (NE Qld SE55-15)  |  Sydney (NSW SI56-05)  |  Sweers Island (Qld Gulf Wellesley Islands SE54-02)  |  Papua New Guinea (PNG)  |  River Murray (SW NSW, N Vic, SE SA SI54, SI55)  |  Shoalhaven River (NSW S Coast SI56-09, SI56-13, SI55-16)  |  Gulf of Carpentaria (SD53, SD54, SE54)  |  Depuch Island (WA West Pilbara SF50-03)  |  Glenelg River (WA West Kimberley SD51-16)  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55)  |  Roebuck Bay (WA West Kimberley SE51-06, SE51-10)  |  Adelaide River (NT Top End SD52-08)  |  Rottnest Island / Wadjemup (SW WA SH50-14)  |  Queensland Gulf country (Qld SE54)  |  Victoria River (North NT SD52, SE52)  |  Port Essington (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)  |  Beagle Bay (WA West Kimberley SE51-02)  |  Port George IV (WA West Kimberley SD51-16)  |  Western Tasmania (W Tas SK55-05)  |  Raffles Bay / Fort Wellington (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)  |  Ngiangu / Booby Island (Qld TSI SC54-12)  |  Bass Strait Islands (Tas SK55-01, SK55-02)  |  Escape Cliffs / Palmerston (NT Top End SD52-04)  |  Swan River (SW WA SH50-14)  |  Bathurst Island (NT SC52-15)  |  Port Stephens (NSW N Coast SI56-02)

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