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Early explorers in Australia : from the log-books and journals, including the diary of Allan Cunningham, botanist, from March 1, 1817, to November 19, 1818 / by Ida Lee
Bib ID 1595999
Format BookBook
Author
Lee, Ida, 1865-1943
 
Description London : Methuen, 1925 
xii, 651 p., [39] leaves of plates (some folded) : ill., maps (some folded), ports. ; 23 cm. 
Summary

p. 270-271 Description of the uncovering of a burial mound in the Piper's Hill region Cargelligo map area; plate of drawing of the burial mound; p. 282-283; John Oxley invites a group of Aboriginal people to the explorers' campsite; where they cook the animals they have caught; Oxleys exchanges an iron hatchet for green jade hatchet; handkerchief and knife given as gifts; description of nose piercing; front teeth retained; decorative raised scars; p. 285: meeting with nine Aboriginal men; donation of kangaroo by explorers; sharing of flour and pork; donation of iron pieces from casks; watching of corroboree; p. 336-337 : Meeting with Aboriginal man from Dampier archipelago : Front teeth present; body tattoos; pointed stick in hair; gifts given; p. 338 description of cylindrical floating vessel; p. 340 : glass beads ; iron nailsgiven to Aborigines; use of fish oil and powdered charcoal on skin; p. 353 capture of Maccassan canoe at Goulburn islands; explorers are attacked with stones and wood; p. 386 exchange of iron tomahawk at St Asaph Bay, Melville Island; ochre painted faces; p. 460-61 Rock art discovered in caves on Clack's Island; fire places and turtle heads found in cave; figures drawn with burnt stick found on Chasm Island in Gulf of Carpentaria; p. 463-464 spear attack on Cunningham's party at Hanover Bay, after exchange of gifts; Cunningham wounded; Aboriginal catamarans, implements and spears taken in revenge; p. 519-525 Bungaree and Matthew Flinders meet Moreton Bay tribe; fishing nets found in a cave; semicircular weirs; net exchanged for hatchet by Flinders; Bungaree makes spears for tribe at Pumice Stone River; songs sung to explorers; p. 529 Oxley in the "Mermaid" meet and rescues Thomas Pamphlet; distributes presents to Aboriginal people; account of Pamphlet's time with Aborigines; Aborigines fishing for Pamphlet and two companions; p. 535 castaway Parsons encounters with Aboriginal tribes between Moreton Bay and Hervey Bay; p. 611 Aborigines light fire near Cunningham's party's tents at Laidley Plains.

Notes

One folded map in pocket.

Includes bibliographical references and index.

Subjects Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Body - Decoration.  |  Art - Rock art.  |  Sites - Mortuary sites and cemeteries.  |  Kuku Yalanji / Gugu Yalandji people (Y78) (Qld SD55-13)  |  Race relations - Violent.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Food - Meat - Turtle.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Botany Bay (S Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Cargelligo map area (SW NSW SI55-06)  |  Port Jackson (Sydney SI56-05)  |  Endeavour River (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)  |  Clack Island (Qld SE Cape York Flinders Group SD55-09)  |  Kurnell (Botany Bay S Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Goulburn Islands (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)  |  Yermalner / Melville Island (NT SC52-16)  |  Endeavour River (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Goulburn Islands (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)  |  Chasm Island (NT Gulf Islands SD53-08)  |  Dampier Archipelago / Murujuga (WA West Pilbara SF50-02)  |  Moreton Bay (SE Qld SG56-15)  |  Moreton Bay (SE Qld SG56-15)  |  Hanover Bay (WA West Kimberley SD51-16)  |  Chasm Island (NT Gulf Islands SD53-08)  |  Kurnell (Botany Bay S Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Dampier Archipelago / Murujuga (WA West Pilbara SF50-02)  |  Lachlan River (NSW SI54, SI55)  |  Port Jackson (Sydney SI56-05)  |  Cargelligo map area (SW NSW SI55-06)  |  Hanover Bay (WA West Kimberley SD51-16)  |  Clack Island (Qld SE Cape York Flinders Group SD55-09)  |  Lachlan River (NSW SI54, SI55)  |  Botany Bay (S Sydney NSW SI56-05)
Other authors/contributors Cunningham, Allan, 1791-1839

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