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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
Stokes, J. Lort (John Lort), 1811-1885
Description [Adelaide, Libraries Board of South Australia, 1969] 
2 v. illus., fold. maps, plates. 22 cm. 

Australiana facsimile editions, no. 33


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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