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Journal of H.M. Bark Endeavour on the east coast of New Holland, April - August 1770 / James Cook ; transcribed by W.L.J. Wharton ; introduced by John Currey
Bib ID 3725561
Format BookBook
Author
Cook, James, 1728-1779
 
Description Malvern, Vic. : Banks Society, 2006 
87 p., [1] p. of plates : ill., folded maps ; 21 cm. 
ISBN 0949586277
Summary

Encounter with Aboriginal people at Botany Bay; mention of canoes, huts, spears, spear attack on Banks and Cook; gifts of beads; cooking of mussels on fires; description of 4-pronged spears pointed with fish bonesp. 20 physical characteristics ;body paint; diet; p. 58 meeting with Aboriginal people Endeavour River; canoes, fishing, physical characteristics; body paint; 7 Aboriginal people staying with Cook's party for a morning; p. 60 Necklaces; Aboriginal people becoming more familiar and enter the ship; seek turtles caught by explorers; Aboriginal people set fire to grass around explorers belongings on shore; Cook's party seize spears; attempts at conversation; p. 84 Sighting of Torres Strait Islander people; mention of breast plates of pearl oyster shell; bows and arrows.

Notes

Text reproduced from the 1893 edition.

Includes index.

Subjects Cook, James, .1728-1779 -- Journeys -- Australia, Eastern -- Early works to 1800.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- Early works to 1800.  |  Endeavour River (Qld SE Cape York SD55-13)  |  Botany Bay (S Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Possession Island (Qld TSI SC54-11)
Other authors/contributors Wharton, W. J. L. (William James Lloyd), Sir, 1843-1905  |  Currey, John, 1940-

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