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The History of Australian discovery and colonisation
Bib ID 1635767
Format BookBook
Bennett, Samuel, 1815-1878
Description Sydney : Hanson and Bennett, 1865 
5 pts ; 19 cm. 

Pages 126-127 : change of attitude of Aboriginal people when they realised the colonists were staying permanently; loss of animals and fish for hunting due to colonists firearms; Starvation of Aboriginal people; Hostility of Aboriginal people blamed in part on French explorers; page 128 explanation of tribal boundaries; Names of tribes pages 134-135: from May 1788 disputes over colonists fishing practices ending in violent encounter at Rushcutter's Bay; pages 146-147 : exploring party at Broken Bay assist Aboriginal girl by providing food and shelter; pages 162-163 Governor Phillips expedition to capture two Aboriginal people; Governor Phillip goes unarmed to Manly Beach to search for escapees including Bennelong; spear attack on Governor Phillip; Bennilong intervenes to prevent retaliation by the colonists; exchange of presents; Voyage of Governor Phillip to England with Bennelong and Yemmerawannie; pages 188-189 ; revenge attacks by Aboriginal people; relationship of settler James Wilson with Aboriginal people in Hawkesbury region; knowledge of language; Description of Gome-Boak; comment on his martial ability and cannibalism; pages 189: conflict between settlers and Aboriginal people; deaths of two settlers; revenge party sent by Captain Paterson against the Be-dia-gal; hostages taken to Sydney; page 209: return of Bennelong from England with Governor Hunter; change of Bennelong's conduct since visit to England; Bennelong expresses wish for better hygiene among his people; Bennelong wishes to retain clothing and habits of his life in England; Bennelongs revenge on his wife's lover Caruey; page 214 : battle between Pemulwuy and settlers near Parramatta in 1797; page 220 account of survivors of shipwreck at Furneaux Islands journey to Illawarra district; some murdered by Aboriginal people; page 228: increasing violence between Aboriginal people and settlers in Hawkesbury district; trial of settlers for murder of two Aboriginal boys; perpetrators "admitted to bail"; page 229 Aboriginal people encouraged to attack colonists by outlaw settlers who had joined them; Governor Hunter's determination "if any of the natives were taken in the act of robbing the settlers to hang them in chains near the spot as an example to others"; page 232-234 accounts of George Bass encounters with Aboriginal people during voyage of the Tom Thumb; acceptance of Aboriginal offer to show them location of fresh water near Red Point; assistance of Aboriginal people in repairing oar; page 239 : use of sooty petrels (sheerwaters) as food by Aboriginal people of Sydney Cove; page 241 : exchange of food between Matthew Flinders and Aboriginal person at Twofold Bay : biscuit for whale fat; meeting with group of seven or eight young Aboriginal men at Twofold Bay; presents given; Encounter between Bass and Flinders and Tasmanian Aboriginal people at Derwent River; black swan offered and accepted; use of face and hair pigment; pages 248-252 : comments on the origin of Aboriginal people and comparison of their technology and languages with those of ancient peoples; discussion of theory of diversity of vocabulary in Aboriginal languages due to taboo on mentioning names of deceased; estimate of Aboriginal population at time of colonisation; pages 253-food tabbos; marriage customs; infanticide; kinship system; physical anthropology; variation in hair and skin characteristics;extended discussion of origin of Aboriginal race; habitation and technology ; pages 550-552: account of rescue and shipwreck of Thomas Pamphlet; pages 564-565 : account of meeting of explorers Hume and Hovell with group of Aboriginal people near Lake George; description of physical characteristics, spears, possum cloaks; page 632-633 : account of 1827 shooting of Aboriginal man without trial for alleged murder of the servant of a settler; criminal proceedings against Lieutenant Lowe who ordered the shooting; eventual acquittal of Lowe; page 644 : description of drought along the Darling River; effect on vegetation and animals; starvation of Aboriginal people; pages 646-649 : hostility of Aboriginal people along the Murray River; approach of explorers to group of Aboriginal people armed with spears and painted with white ochre; intervention of friendly group of Aboriginal people.

Full contents
  • Pt. 1. From the earliest times to the foundation of the colony of New South Wales
  • pt. 2. The progress of the colony of New South Wales from its foundation to the year 1800
  • pt. 3. Progress of discovery and colonisation from 1800 to 1810
  • pt. 4. Progress of discovery and colonisation during Governor Macquarie's administration 1810 to 1821
  • pt. 5. From the commencement of Governor Brisbane's administration, in 1821, to the close of Governor Darling's administration in 1831.

Issued in five pts which "will probably ... form one volume ... " - Advertisement, pt 1.

See also Ferguson 1867 ed. no. 6937 for bound vol.

Library's FER copy is complete with 5 pts.

Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 6936

Subjects Human biology - Physical anthropology.  |  Technology.  |  Material culture.  |  Art - Subjects - Wandjina.  |  Religion.  |  Settlement and contacts - Penal colonies / Convicts.  |  Social organisation.  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1788-1850.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Law enforcement - Offences - Robbery and theft.  |  History.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Race relations - Violent.  |  Australia -- Colonization.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Australia -- History -- 1788-1851.  |  Port Phillip / Western Port area (Vic SJ55)  |  Hawkesbury River area (N Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Port Jackson (Sydney SI56-05)  |  Broken Bay (N Sydney area NSW SI56-05)
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History of Australian discovery and exploration


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