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In the steps of the explorers / Jeff Carter
Bib ID 1787737
Format BookBook
Carter, Jeff, 1928-2010
Description Sydney : Angus and Robertson, 1969 
136 p. : ill. (part col.) maps, ports. ; 30 cm. 
Invalid ISBN 207951411

Author retraced routes of early explorers; p.16; Barrallier's interest in Aborigines noted; Use of native guide, Gogy & wife; p.19-21; Oxley's encounter with natives in Castlereagh R. area & on Liverpool Plains; Port Jackson language not understood among Lachlan & Macquarie tribes; the grave of a native of Australia, painting by G.H. Evans; p.24-27; Hume able to speak Aboriginal language, acquaintance with native customs; quotes Hovell's admiration for natives on 1824 expedition; p.29; Sturt's brief encounters with Aborigines noted, at junction of Murray & Darling rivers, warlike encounter avoided; p.36-37; Mitchell's violent clashes with Aborigines at Bourke and Menindie in 1835, ambush of natives on the Murray in 1836; brief note on his condemnation & official enquiry on his treatment of natives; p.47-48; Grey's expedition expedition to Kimberley coast, 1837- 1838, discovery of Wondjina cave paintings in the King Leopold Ranges; p.50-51; brief notes on effect of white settlement (displacement of tribes, spearing of sheep and cattle); p.53-60; Kangaroo skin water bags seen by Eyre in South Australia, 1840; quotes Eyre on animal diet of Aborigines west of Streaky Bay & help given in finding water; Eyre's assistant, Baxter, shot by South Australian native guides; Eyre appointed Protector of Aborigines on the Murray River; p.63-65; quotes Sturt on Aborigines seen at Depot Glen, 1845, who indicated presence of water; meeting with Aboriginal hunters eating jerboas; brief description of Aborigines camp, Cooper Creek (huts, size of population, physique); p.70-74; hardening spear wood by fire; Leichhardt's use of Aboriginal guides Charley Fisher and Harry Brown on Port Essington expedition; supplements to provisions provided by Aborigines hunting of small game; Death of naturalist John Gilbert; Leichhardts willingness to try Aboriginal diet noted (plant and animal foods partially listed); Suggests Charley & Harry molested Aboriginal women while hunting p.8487; 1844 Champion Bay expedition, Governor Fitzgerald speared by natives; Kennedy expedition to Cape York, 1848, attacked several times; Carrons base party surrounded by Aborigines, Aboriginal guide Jackys help in finding burial place of Kennedy Quotes F. Gregory on cannibalism near Mt. August, 1858; p.96- 97; Burke & Wills expedition, 1861, offered cakes of nardoo seed, fish & plant foods by Aborigines; King befriended by natives at Cooper Creek; p.112-118; Warburton's ill treatment of Aborigines to force them to reveal water supplies, Giles threatened by warlike natives on Officer R., continued clashes with Aborigines during 1874 expedition; p.120-122; Giles 1875 expedition at Aboriginal dam on claypan 80m. north of Fowlers Bay (dimensions, construction - quotes Giles), second dam 180m. further west; Aboriginal wearing pearlshell neck ornament at Ularring, 200m. west of Queen Victorias Springs (300m. from sea), well organized attack on expedition; p.129; Carnegie party, 1896, found water by feeding Aborigines with saltbeef.


Includes index.

Bibliography: p. 133.

Subjects Amangu language (W12) (WA SH50-01)  |  Amangu people (W12) (WA SH50-01)  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Cooper Creek (Qld Far West SG54, NE SA SH54)  |  Darling River (NSW SH55, SI54)  |  Castlereagh River (N NSW SH55-11, SH55-15, SH55-16)  |  Northeast Queensland (NE Qld SE55)  |  Lachlan River (NSW SI54, SI55)  |  South Australia - Far West (SA SH52, SI52)  |  Murdi Paaki / Bourke (N NSW SH55-10)  |  Fowlers Bay (West SA SH53-13)  |  Sydney (NSW SI56-05)  |  Liverpool Plains (N NSW SH56-09)  |  Streaky Bay (West SA SI53-02)  |  Port Essington (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)  |  West Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51)  |  Victoria (Vic)  |  King Leopold Ranges (WA Kimberley SE51, SE52)  |  Western Desert (WA SF51, SF52, SG51, SG52)  |  South Australia - Central Australia (SA SG52, SG53)  |  Menindee (NW NSW SI54-03)  |  Milyirrtjarra / Warburton (Central WA SG52-09)  |  Southwest New South Wales (SW NSW SI54, SI55)  |  Geraldton / Champion Bay (SW WA SH50-01)  |  Queensland Gulf country (Qld SE54)  |  River Murray (SW NSW, N Vic, SE SA SI54, SI55)  |  Queensland South East Cape York (Qld SD54, SD55)  |  Ularring (SE WA Goldfields SH51-05)


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