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The journals of Alfred Charles Webling : narrating experiences and descriptions of early South Australia, particularly the Port Augusta region of Spencer Gulf, and the Escape Cliffs Settlement, Adelaide River, in the Northern Territory, from voyages aboard HM Schooner BEATRICE during 1862-1866 / edited by D. D'Arcy Webling
Bib ID 2126602
Format BookBook
Webling, Alfred Charles, 1837-1931
Description Weston Creek, A.C.T. : Genie Publishing, 1995 
x, 89 p. : port. ; 25 cm. 
ISBN 064623790X

Alfred Webling was employed with the Marine Survey Department of the South Australian Colony; he was part of the crew of the H.M. Schooner 'Beatrice'; journals describe experiences on two coastal survey trips and include references to Aborigines on the following dates: 4 June 1864 - contact with Aborigines at Adelaide River; 25 July 1864 - description of a canoe; 7, 8, 9, 10 August 1864 contact with Aborigines at Charles Point & Escape Cliffs, killing of one Aboriginal man; 2 October 1864 - Aboriginal camp at Chambers Bay, one old man reportedly shot; 16 March 1865 - crew instructed on how to act towards Aborigines; 8 April 1865 - fire sighted, contact; 23 April 1865 - contact with Aborigines near Point Henry; 17, 18, 19 May 1865 - contact with Aborigines at Adelaide River; 27, 28 May - contact with Aborigines; 7 June 1865 - contact with Aborigines near Croker Island; 5, 6 July 1865 - contact near Beatrice Island; 1 August 1865 - killing of Alaric Ward, shepherd; 5 August 1865 - contact reported with 200 Aborigines; 30 January 1866 - contact with Aborigines off Croker Island and Darch Island, chief's name was Robert (Bob) White, accompanied by three other men and one woman named Flash Poll; 9 February 1866 - contact with Bob White, a few Aborigines are working for the Malays; 5 March 1866 - contact with Bob White; 8 March 1866 - contact with Bob White (Nullamaloo), his borther Wooloomoo and son, Woorooloo; 13 April 1866 - fighting between crew of another cutter and Aborigines; 17 April 1866 - Malays curing trepang on Entrance Island; 14, 15 June 1866 barter with Aborigines off Grant Island; 29 June to 18 July 1866 - Bob White sails on board the Beatrice; 9 July 1866 - Murracundajunga comes aboard; 11 July 1866 - Bob White brings two women and one man Mumbooroona, on board, these people never visit the seacost and have never seen a white man before; 15 July 1866 - Tom Smith and Come Back come aboard.


Includes index.

Bibliography: p. x.

Digital master available National Library of Australia

Subjects Webling, Alfred Charles, 1837-1931 -- Diaries.  |  Beatrice (Schooner)  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Crustacea and molluscs - Beche-de-mer / Trepang.  |  Settlement and contacts - Macassans and Indonesians.  |  Settlement and contacts.  |  Race relations - Violent.  |  South Australia -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Escape Cliffs (N.T.) -- History.  |  Northern Territory -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Port Augusta Region (S.A.) -- History.  |  Croker Island (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)  |  Zuna / Entrance Island (Qld TSI SC54-07)  |  Port Essington (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)  |  Escape Cliffs / Palmerston (NT Top End SD52-04)  |  Djuta Point / Skirmish Point (Central Arnhem Land SC53-14)  |  Adelaide River (NT Top End SD52-08)
Other authors/contributors Webling, D. D'Arcy
Available From Available from Genie Publishing, PO Box 3327, Weston Creek ACT 2611 


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