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An historical journal of the transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island with the discoveries which have been made in New South Wales and in the southern ocean since the publication of Phillip's voyage, compiled from the official papers, including the journals of Governors Phillip and King and of Lieut. Ball, and the voyages from the first sailing of the Sirius in 1787, to the return of that ship's company to England in 1792 / by John Hunter
Bib ID 2040070
Format BookBook
Author
Hunter, John, 1737-1821
 
Description Adelaide : Libraries Board of South Australia, 1968 
583 p., <16> leaves of plates (2 folded) : ill., maps, 1 port. ; 30 cm . 
Series

Australiana facsimile editions ; no. 148.

Summary

Arrival of First Fleet; initial contact with Aborigines, especially Bennelong and Colbee; hostilities and friendships; smallpox epidemic; vocabulary of 332 words; attitude to women; body decoration; weapons; method of hunting and fishing; dances; music; removal of small finger joints of baby girls; Camerra, Cadi, Wangal, Bejigael, Wallumede Sydney area tribes; Buruberongal near Hawkesbury River.

Notes

Facsim. of: London : Printed for J. Stockdale, 1793 .

Spine title: Transactions at Port Jackson and Norfolk Island .

Reproduced from a copy held in the State Library of South Australia.

Subjects Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1788-1850.  |  Hunting.  |  Fishing.  |  Language - Vocabulary - Word lists.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Dance.  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Smallpox.  |  Initiation - Finger amputation.  |  Race relations - Violent - Massacres, murders, poisonings etc. - To 1900.  |  Settlement and contacts - First Fleet, 1788.  |  Weapons - Shields.  |  Ku-ring-gai / Gameraigal people (S62) (NSW SI56-05)  |  Weapons - Spearthrowers.  |  Body - Decoration.  |  Music.  |  Weapons - Clubs and fighting sticks.  |  Ku-ring-gai / Gameraigal language (S62) (NSW SI56-05)  |  Daily life.  |  New South Wales -- History.  |  Norfolk Island -- History.  |  Norfolk Island.  |  Hawkesbury River area (N Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Sydney (NSW SI56-05)  |  Norfolk Island.  |  Sydney (NSW SI56-05)  |  Hawkesbury River area (N Sydney NSW SI56-05)
Other authors/contributors Phillip, Arthur, 1738-1814  |  King, Philip Gidley, 1758-1808  |  Ball, Henry Lidgbird  |  Libraries Board of South Australia
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