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A roving commission : naval reminiscences / by Crawford Pasco
Bib ID 296221
Format BookBook
Author
Pasco, Crawford, 1818-1898
 
Printer (London : R. Clay)
Description Melbourne : George Robertson, 1897 
xx, 291 pages, [26] leaves of plates (1 folded) : illustrations, plan, portraits ; 20 cm. 
Summary

Pasco explored the coasts of Australia and Tasmania from 1838 to 1843; p.89-90; Port Essington, remarks on Aboriginal canoes and basket making; describes the collection of honey and the edible part of the cabbage palm; brief note on marriage; vocabulary of 7 words; personal names, status groups, food; p.109, 124; Attacked by Aborigines at Port Pierce, N.T., and Magnetic Island; p.116; Notes that soldiers were sent inland from Perth to shoot natives; p.136; Observed a corroboree at King Georges Sound, W.A.; brief note on dress, ornamentation, boomerang throwing; p.149; Notes G. Robinsons work in Tasmania, and the kidnapping of N.W. coast natives for removal to Flinders Island.

Notes

Edited by T.H. Prichard.

Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 13890

Subjects Pasco, Crawford, 1818-1898.  |  Great Britain. Royal Navy -- Officers -- Biography.  |  Britomart (Ship)  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Weapons - Boomerangs - Throwing.  |  Dance - Ceremonial.  |  Settlement and contacts - Resettlement and removals.  |  Gathering - Honey.  |  Language - Vocabulary.  |  Language - Personal names.  |  Transport - Water - Canoes.  |  Art - Crafts - Baskets and basketmaking.  |  Port Essington (N.T.)  |  Port Essington (West Arnhem Land NT SC53-13)  |  Tasmania (Tas)  |  Northeast Queensland (NE Qld SE55)  |  Perth (SW WA SH50-14)  |  Flinders Group Islands (Qld SE Cape York SD54-12, SD55-09)
Other authors/contributors Prichard, T. H. (Thomas Henry), 1845-1907

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