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With the Cape York prospecting party [manuscript] : being an account of a trip from Cape York to the Carron Range, with various peninsular sidelights, 1897
Bib ID 1921655
Format ManuscriptManuscript, OnlineOnline
Author
Shanahan, M.W., active 1897
 
Online Versions
Access Conditions Available for reference. Not for loan. 
Description 1897 
1 cm. (93 p.) 
Summary

Typescript account (prepared in 1897) of a government subsidised gold prospecting expedition lead by M.W. Shanahan and his four assistants in the peninsula south of Cape York between July and October 1896. As well as commenting on the mining potential of the region, Shanahan recounts the failure of the 1848 expedition to the area by E.B. Kennedy, the settlement of Somerset and local identity Frank Lascelles Jardin. It also extensively describes the customs and languages of peninsula Aborigines.

Biography/History

M.W. Shanahan was a gold prospector working on Horn Island before organising an expedition to Cape York Peninsula in 1896.

Notes

Manuscript reference no. : NLA MS 9447.

Also available online https://nla.gov.au/nla.obj-1161132858

Subjects Prospecting -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula.  |  Gold mines and mining -- Queensland -- Cape York Peninsula.  |  Aboriginal Australians -- Social life and customs.  |  Cape York Peninsula (Qld.) -- Discovery and exploration.
Time Coverage 1897 
Occupation Prospectors.

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