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Along the Great Divide [by] Bill Beatty
Bib ID 1512774
Format BookBook
Author
Beatty, Bill
 
Description [Melbourne] Cassell Australia [1969] 
viii, 191 p. illus. (part col.) maps (on lining paper) 22 cm. 
ISBN 0304939560
Summary

Includes mention of Aboriginal tribes being afraid of Kalcajagga, now the Black Mountains near Cooktown p. 3; describes Christie Palmerston living with Aboriginal people p. 6-7; states that Jackey Jackey accompanied Kennedy on his disastrous expedition to Cape York in 1848 p. 10-11; recounts the massacre of white settlers by Aboriginal tribes, led by deserters from the native police force's trackers, and the subsequent reprisals p. 24; mentions two Aboriginal people accompanied Leichhardt on his ill-fated 1848 expedition p. 28; mentions clashes and reprisals in Queensland along with tales of bunyips p. 28-29; talks of Aboriginal fear of Mount Beerwah in the Glasshouse Mountains p. 39; includes piccabeen palm spathes being used for Aboriginal water containers p. 39-40; describes Aboriginal tree climbers, initiation, hunters and gatherers, and tribal battles p. 44-45; story about how the jabiru is known as the bird of silence p. 56; story about the creation of the waratah p. 106-107; story of the Ice Maidens p. 121-122; purported etymology of the word Crackenback p. 140-141; story about Bogong moths as a source of food during drought p. 147-148; mentions the Grampians, the 'mountains of the dreamtime', caves and painting p. 170; records the story of the platypus and water-rat p. 177-180; images of the bunyip between p. 48-49.

Notes

Bibliography: p. 182.

Subjects Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Initiation.  |  Body - Decoration - Down and feathers.  |  Weapons.  |  Stories and motifs - Devils, monsters, evil spirits, hairy men, bunyips.  |  Feuds and warfare.  |  Literature and stories - Non fiction - Scientific and professional.  |  Law enforcement - Police trackers.  |  History.  |  Hunting, gathering and fishing - Tree climbing.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers - Aboriginal guides.  |  Art - Body art - Face.  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Insects - Butterflies / Moths.  |  Stories and motifs - Plants.  |  Literature and stories - Non indigenous.  |  Art - Rock art - Painting.  |  Stories and motifs - Stars.  |  Costume and clothing - Belts and waistbands.  |  Technology - Containers - Water carriers.  |  Stories and motifs - Platypus.  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Stories and motifs - Birds.  |  Great Dividing Range.  |  Glass House Mountains (SE Qld SG56-15)  |  Australia.  |  Gariwerd / Grampians (W Vic SJ54-03, SJ54-07, SJ54-08)

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