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Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1891-2 / under command of D. Lindsay
Bib ID 2932164
Format BookBook, OnlineOnline
Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition (1891-1892)
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Description Adelaide : C.E. Bristow, 1893 
207 pages, [2] leaves of folded plates : 2 maps ; 21 cm. 

Exploration from Mount Illbillie to the west 1891; p.11; Natives sighted Everard Range, Pernamo Hill, Skirmish Hill, south west Mount Squires, Frazer Range Station brother and sister with 6 fingers and toes; p.24; Wells, S.E. Mount Illbillie; p.26-28; Mount Everard Range natives visit camp, 90 words and meanings, 4 accompany expedition; p.30-31; Camp 4, well, native camp; p.34; Gypsum from Purndu saltpans; p.37; Well, smoke seen near Larries Rockholes; p.39; Camp 7, soak; p.43; Visit by natives near Coffin Hill, notes difference in speech; p.50-53; Well, near Mount Watson, 4 words, old native camp, 9 join expedition, 5 words, Pernamo Hill rock engravings; p.62; Camp, cooking; p.64; Brush traps near Blyth Ranges; p.66-67; Wells, dug from pipe clay near Mount Morphett and Lightning Rock; p.68-69; Natives alarmed Lightning Rock camp; p.70; Mount Blyth camp; p.73-75; Barlee Springs injured native treated by doctor; method of obtaining water with stick and fibre, well; p.9192; 9 natives visit Mount Squires area dance in appreciation of food; p.94-96; Guided to water by small girl, gifts overcome hostility; p.98; Camp 43, deformities; p.114-115; Fraser Range area, mallee roots drained for water, meeting with women; p.119; Bark of tree root, white ants as food; return journey to the Murchison via Mount Monger; p.123; Grave of Tommy Windich, Esperance; p.125126; Mount Ridley camp etiquette, making dam Fraser Range Station; p.140; Shepherd, Lake Deborah; p.148; Nalbaralla well Wargee Station; p.151; Spears, wommerahs, shields, waddies found in camp Yoweragabbie Station; p.161; Mr. Wells Journal, Annean depot to Adelaide; p.163; Camp 15, Yarrabubba and Walgagunya well; p.189; Well, near Kimberley Range; p.193-207; 354 Pidong words, 107 Minning, 72 Mount Illbillie, 84 Wallanee, with meanings.


Equipped solely at the cost of Sir Thomas Elder, G.C.M.G., for the purpose of completing the exploration of Australia, and placed under the control of the Royal Geographical Society of Australasia -South Australian Branch.

"Vocabularies of words and phrases, with translations ... by L. A Wells: p. [193]-207.

Portfolio lettered: Maps to accompany the Journal of the Elder Scientific Exploring Expedition, 1891-2.

N 919.4 LIN copy also available online;

Bound with: Scientific results of the Elder Exploring Expedition. Adelaide : W.C. Rigby, 1892-1896. Bound subsequent to publication.

Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 9409a

Subjects Scientific expeditions -- Australia.  |  Disabilities - Birth defects.  |  Weapons - Shields.  |  Sites - Mortuary sites and cemeteries.  |  Language - Vocabulary.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Mortuary objects - Coffins.  |  Mirning people (A9) (WA SH52-14)  |  Gathering - Plants - Roots and tubers.  |  Hunting.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Water supply.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Weapons - Spearthrowers - Making.  |  Health - Physiology and diseases.  |  Mirning language (A9) (WA SH52-14)  |  Art - Rock art - Engraving.  |  Bidungu people (A40) (WA SF50-04)  |  Weapons - Clubs and fighting sticks.  |  Food - Insects.  |  Bidungu language (A40) (WA SF50-04)  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1851-  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration.  |  Kimberley area (WA SD51, SD52, SE51, SE52)  |  Everard Ranges (SA Central Australia SG53-13)  |  Murchison River (WA South Pilbara SG50)  |  Blyth Range (SA Central Australia SG52-11)  |  Lightning Rock (Central WA Warburton SG52-10)  |  South West Western Australia (SW WA SH50, SI50)  |  Ilturnga / Coffin Hill (SA Central Australia SG52-15)  |  Windich Spring (Little Sandy Desert WA SG51-05)  |  South Australia - Far West (SA SH52, SI52)  |  Gascoyne / Murchison area (WA SG50)  |  Fraser Range (SE WA SI51-02)  |  Adelaide (SE SA SI54-09)  |  Esperance (SE WA SI51-06)
Other authors/contributors Elder, Thomas, Sir, 1818-  |  Lindsay, David, 1856-1922  |  Wells, L. A. (Lawrence Allen), 1860-1938  |  Royal Geographical Society of Australasia. South Australian Branch

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