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Landsborough's exploration of Australia from Carpentaria to Melbourne, with especial reference to the settlement of available country / edited by James Stuart Laurie. With a chart, and a systematic arrangement of Carpentarian plants / by F. Mueller
Bib ID 1392040
Format BookBook
Author
Landsborough, William, 1825-1886
 
Description London : Thomas Murby, [1866?] 
vi, 123 pages, [1] folded leaf of plate : map ; 19 cm. 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK2890.

Summary

Account of Burke and Wills rescue expeditions from Gulf of Carpentaria to Mt Stuart and to Melbourne; includes general references to Aborigines as guides and encountered on expeditions; p.12. footnote on language variability includes brief sample dialogue in pigeon English; 54-56 extended footnote on Aboriginal origins, comparable intelligence, high courage, bush skills, disregard of possessions and money, corroboree, fighting and weapons, association of conflict with food abundance - reference to Bunya bunya harvest, exchange of wives.

Notes

"This little volume was chiefly dictated, with the help of materials recorded in the log-book of the journey, by Mr. Landsborough himself." -- Note by the editor.

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK2890.

Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 11330

Subjects Burke and Wills Expedition, (1860-1861)  |  Landsborough Expedition, (1861-1862)  |  Botany -- Carpentaria, Gulf of, Region (N.T. and Qld.)  |  Language - Vocabulary.  |  Dance - Ceremonial.  |  Weapons.  |  Language - Linguistics - Language elicitation - Translated.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Race relations - Attitudes.  |  Language - Kriol.  |  Language - Linguistics - Language elicitation - Sentences.  |  Weapons - Spears - Fighting.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Barcoo River (Qld Far West SG54, SG55)  |  Herbert River (NE Qld SE55-05, SE55-09)  |  Gulf of Carpentaria (SD53, SD54, SE54)  |  Central Mount Stuart (Central NT Tanami Desert SF53-05)  |  Warrego River (SW Qld SG55, N NSW SH55)
Other authors/contributors Laurie, James Stuart  |  Mueller, Ferdinand, Baron von, 1825-1896. Systematic arrangement of the plants noticed around the Gulf of Carpentaria

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