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Early settlement in Northern Australia / by A.M. McIntosh
Bib ID 2710087
Format BookBook
Author
McIntosh, A. M
 
Description Sydney : Australasian Medical Publishing, [1958 or 1959] 
18 p. : ill., map, ports. ; 28 cm. 
Summary

Detailed account of settlement, establishment Port Dundas 1824 for trading purposes with Coupang (Koepang) merchants Physical description, hostility towards whites, killing of livestock, stealing; Sickness & disease widespread in settlement Fort Wellington established 1827 (Raffles Bay); Trouble with Aboriginal people, killing, description, tooth avulsion practised; Indigenous treatment for bronchitis, evidence of smallpox; Malays visit Fort Wellington; Decision to quit 1829; Port Essington established 1838; Malays visit to catch trepang; Expedition led by Leichhardt arrived 1845; Description of Aboriginal people, sickness, some Aboriginal treatment; Tobacco, clothing allowed, no alcohol; Catholic missionary arrived 1846.

Full contents Part I. Trade in the East - Part. II. Port Essington. 
Notes

Cover title.

Bibliography: p. 18.

Subjects Land settlement -- Health aspects -- Northern Territory.  |  Costume and clothing.  |  Substance use - Alcohol.  |  Initiation - Tooth avulsion.  |  Animals - Invertebrates - Crustacea and molluscs - Beche-de-mer / Trepang.  |  Substance use - Smoking / Tobacco.  |  Animals - Livestock.  |  Religions - Christianity - Catholic Church.  |  Health - Infectious diseases - Smallpox.  |  Health - Respiratory system.  |  Melville Island (N.T.) -- History.  |  Northern Territory -- History -- 1824-1851.  |  Port Essington (N.T.) -- History.  |  Raffles Bay / Fort Wellington (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)  |  Port Essington (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)

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