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The life and labours of George Washington Walker, of Hobart Town, Tasmania / by James Backhouse and Charles Tylor
Bib ID 442659
Format BookBook
Author
Walker, George Washington, 1800-1859
 
Description London : A.W. Bennett ; York [England] : Thomas Brady, 1862 
xii, 556, 12 p., [1] leaf of plates : port. ; 22 cm. 
Summary

p.43-44; Firing of huts & killing at Green Valley; p.46-47; Description of wooden spears & waddy; p.88-112; Aborigines on Flinders & Green Islands shelters, physical appearance, body ornamentation & scarification; foods - cooking & eating of mutton birds, other types of food, dancing, types of songs, hostile feeling between Port Dalrymple & Western tribes; inspection of site for new Settlement; illnesses believed to be agency of malevolent being, after-death beliefs; women belonging to sealers, treatment of women by sealers; necklaces presented to party; p.116, 119; Saving Aboriginal women from the sealers; p.120; Method of cremation (Western tribes); p.224-227; Visit to Wellington Valley Mission - killing of unwanted babies, prejudice against half-caste children; p.240-243; Moreton Island; Corroboree, notes on fishing nets, spears, clubs, boomerangs; Amity Point; Huts, foods; p.259; Shoalhaven area; Foods, transmigration of souls, belief about porpoises; p.283; Perth; Treatment of natives, early conflict between Murray & Swan tribes, relations between settlers & Aborigines.

Subjects Walker, George Washington, 1800-1859.  |  Walker, George Washington, 1800-1859 -- Diaries.  |  Walker, George Washington, 1800-1859 -- Correspondence.  |  Society of Friends -- Missions -- Tasmania.  |  Quakers -- Tasmania -- Biography.  |  Missionaries -- Tasmania -- Biography.  |  Reproduction.  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1851-  |  Environment - Land management - Fire.  |  Dance - Ceremonial.  |  Hunting - Traps, nets etc.  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Technology - Utensils.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missions.  |  Costume and clothing - Necklaces, pendants etc.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Indigenous knowledge - Health and medicine.  |  Fishing - Fish nets.  |  Religions - Christianity - Catholic Church.  |  Weapons - Clubs and fighting sticks.  |  Food - Meat - Birds.  |  Religions - Christianity - Missionaries.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies - Cremation.  |  Housing - Shelters.  |  Music - Vocal.  |  Animals - Marine mammals - Porpoises.  |  Hunting - Seal.  |  Religion - After death beliefs.  |  Religions - Christianity - Methodist Church.  |  Weapons - Boomerangs.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Australia -- Description and travel.  |  South Africa -- Description and travel.  |  Port Dalrymple (NE Tas SK55-04)  |  Shoalhaven area (NSW S Coast SI56-09)  |  Amity Point (Minjerriba / North Stradbroke Island SE Qld SG56-15)  |  Moreton Island (SE Qld SG56-15)  |  Southwest New South Wales (SW NSW SI54, SI55)  |  Eastern Tasmania (E Tas SK55-06)  |  Perth (SW WA SH50-14)  |  Hobart (SE Tas SK55-08)  |  Forster / Tuncurry (NSW N Coast SI56-02)  |  Wellington (N NSW SI55-04)
Other authors/contributors Backhouse, James, 1794-1869  |  Tylor, Charles
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