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A successful exploration through the interior of Australia, from Melbourne to the Gulf of Carpentaria : from the journals and letters of William John Wills / edited by his father, William Wills
Bib ID 2613690
Format BookBook
Author
Wills, William John, 1834-1861
 
Description London : Richard Bentley, 1863 
xii, 396 pages, [3] leaves of plates (1 folded) : 1 illustrations, 1 map, 1 portrait ; 23 cm. 
Series

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK2968.

Rex Nan Kivell Collection ; NK2969.

Summary

p.155-156; Wrights Creek - native name, Balloo, encampment of natives; p.169-174; Many well worn native paths seen, Coopers Creek area; p.184; Between Coopers & Eyres Creek, natives exchange fish for beads & matches; p.212-213; Carpentaria (Flinders River); native paths, yams at camping places, large hut seen; p.283-285; Coopers Creek natives give party fish and nardoo, also pituri; padlu bean eaten when boiled, creek named Nardoo, mia mias; p.304-319; Kings narrative; p.320-329; Extracts from Howitt's diary, finding King with natives, interment of Wills & Burke; p.329-332; Extracts from McKinlay's diary; throughout journal mention is made of rockholes, and numerous contacts with natives.

Notes

Library's NK2968 and NK2969 copies both have oriental decorated end papers and bookplates of Rex de C. Nan Kivell (no. 1863/28 and 1863/29 respectively). NK2968 is the better copy and has Edmonds & Remnants binder's label inside back cover, inscribed: "To Major G.F. Menzies from his friend G.E. Morrison. Peking, 28.5.05 " and also "F.? Houghton" on half title; NK2969 copy is in green slipcase.

Library's Robinson 348 copy has Foyles (London) bookseller's label inside the front cover; bears bookplate of W.S.Robinson.

Library's GMM copy has blue binding with gilt decorations and edges; presentation copy to Joseph Y. Parkin from midsummer 1865 for improved Latin, Broom Bank House, Sheffield; bears ex libris bookplate of Gregory M. Mathews and is signed by the previous owner on the half title page.

Rex Nan Kivell Collection NK2968, NK2969.

Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 18622

Subjects Wills, William John, 1834-1861.  |  Burke and Wills Expedition, (1860-1861)  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Housing - Shelters.  |  Plants - Nardoo.  |  Gathering.  |  Substance use - Pituri.  |  Plants - Yams.  |  Animals - Fish.  |  Plants - Pituri.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Melbourne (Vic SJ55-05)  |  Queensland Gulf country (Qld SE54)  |  Gulf of Carpentaria (SD53, SD54, SE54)  |  Cooper Creek (Qld Far West SG54, NE SA SH54)
Other authors/contributors Wills, William

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