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Aboriginal navigation and other notes / by R.H. Mathews
Bib ID 1870742
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline [text, volume]
Author
Mathews, R. H. (Robert Hamilton), 1841-1918, author
 
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Description [Sydney, New South Wales] : [Government Printer], [1907] 
211-215 pages ; 22 cm. 
Summary

Suggests that similar types of rafts and canoes were distributed over most of Australia, examples - Port Essington, Gascoyne River to Port Darwin, Murray River, Gippsland, Botany Bay, Clarence and Nymboida Rivers; only rafts in Tasmania; dug-outs in Gulf of Carpentaria, Cape York, Port Darwin; possibly Malay influence; statements by Dr. G. Bennett that dugouts occur in Rylstone district, N.S.W., and G.F. Angas that they occur along Murray, are wrong.

Notes

Cover title.

"Reprinted from Journal and proceedings of the Royal Society of New South Wales, vo. 41."

"Read before the Royal Society of New South Wales, December 4, 1907."

Includes bibliographical references.

FERG/1901 copy also available online http://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-52774671

Subjects Transport - Water - Rafts.  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Boats.  |  Navigation -- Australia.  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld SC54, SD54, SD55)  |  Pilbara area (WA SF50, SF51, SG50)  |  West Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51)  |  Queensland Gulf country (Qld SE54)  |  Gippsland / Eastern Victoria (E Vic SJ55)  |  Tasmania (Tas)  |  River Murray (SW NSW, N Vic, SE SA SI54, SI55)  |  Rylstone (N NSW SI55-04)  |  Port Essington (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)  |  Gulf of Carpentaria (SD53, SD54, SE54)  |  Gascoyne River (WA South Pilbara SG50)  |  North West Victoria (NW Vic SI55)  |  Gascoyne / Murchison area (WA SG50)  |  Clarence River (NSW N Coast SH56-07, SH52-06, SH52-02)  |  Southwest New South Wales (SW NSW SI54, SI55)  |  Botany Bay (S Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  East Kimberley area (WA SD52, SE52)  |  Nymboida (NSW N Coast SH56-06)  |  Darwin River (NT Top End SD52-04)  |  Australian

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