National Library of Australia

Australia Day Public Holiday: all National Library reading rooms will be closed on Monday 27 January for the Australia Day public holiday.  Regular reading room hours will resume on Tuesday 28 January.  See our opening hours for more information.

You must be logged in to Tag Records
The History of Australian discovery and colonisation
Bib ID 1635767
Format BookBook
Author
Bennett, Samuel, 1815-1878
 
Description Sydney : Hanson and Bennett, 1865 
5 pts ; 19 cm. 
Summary

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.
 
Notes

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)
Also Titled

History of Australian discovery and exploration

Online

    In the Library

    Request this item to view in the Library's reading rooms using your library card. To learn more about how to request items watch this short online video Help Video.

    Details Collect From
    N 994 BEN
    Copy: Part 4 (hbk)
    Main Reading Room
    N 994 BEN
    Copy: Part 1 (hbk)
    Main Reading Room
    MS7887 box 70 Special Collections Reading Room
    FER F6936
    Copy: FC copy
    Special Collections Reading Room

    Order a copy

    - Copyright or permission restrictions may apply. We will contact you if necessary.

    Help Video To learn more about Copies Direct watch this short online video Help Video.
    close Can I borrow items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close What can I get online?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    close Can I get copies of items from the Library?

    You need Flash player 8+ and JavaScript enabled to view this video embedded.

    You can view this on the NLA website.

    Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Flags
    Aboriginal, Torres Strait Islander and other First Nations people are advised that this catalogue contains names, recordings and images of deceased people and other content that may be culturally sensitive. Please also be aware that you may see certain words or descriptions in this catalogue which reflect the author’s attitude or that of the period in which the item was created and may now be considered offensive.