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Clarke of the Kindur : convict, bushranger, explorer / Dean Boyce
Bib ID 4465862
Format BookBook
Author
Boyce, Dean
 
Description [Melbourne]: : M.U.P. 1970 
[xi], 100 p. : illus.; maps. 23 cm. 
Summary

Story of George Clarke, convict who fled from assigned service in 1825 to Kamilaroi tribal land in the upper Hunter valley & beyond the Liverpool & was recognised by them as ghost of dead tribesman; p.22-28; Accounts of other convicts who were recognised as ghosts (John Baker on the Brisbane River, John Graham near Moreton Bay & William Buckley), quotes Ridley on spirit beliefs, notes on Clarkes Aboriginal wives, cicatrization, possum skin cloak,; grass bead necklace, hair belt, hunting grounds on central Namoi River, camp at Barbers Lagoon near Boggabri, stealing of cattle from Liverpool Plains settlers, possible participation in initiation ceremonies at Terry Hai Hai, notes Ridleys account from King Rory of the Kamilaroi who made nets for a white man living among them on the Barwon River; p.36-37; Clarkes story of travel on inland river to coast where natives were said to be visited by strangers in praus searching for scented wood & sea-slug; Rory [King of the Kamilaroi]

Subjects Clarke, George, 1806-1835  |  Ridley, William, 1819-1878  |  Animals - Mammals - Marsupials - Possums / Gliders / Cuscus.  |  Economic sectors - Agriculture and horticulture - Pastoral industry - Beef cattle.  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Ceremonies - Initiation.  |  Settlement and contacts - Colonisation - 1788-1850.  |  Costume and clothing - Belts and waistbands.  |  Costume and clothing - Cloaks and coats.  |  Costume and clothing - Necklaces, pendants etc.  |  Art - Crafts - Bead works.  |  Crime - Bushrangers and outlaws.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Hunting - Traps, nets etc.  |  Settlement and contacts - Macassans and Indonesians.  |  Religion - After death beliefs.  |  Material culture - Fur and skin objects and decorations.  |  Material culture - Human hair objects and decorations.  |  Transport - Water - Sail boats.  |  Gamilaraay / Gamilaroi / Kamilaroi people (D23) (NSW SH55-12)  |  Australia -- History -- 1788-1851  |  Northern Territory (NT)  |  Brisbane (SE Qld SG56-15)  |  Barwon River (N NSW SH55)  |  Namoi River (N NSW SH55-12, SH56-09)  |  Boggabri (N NSW SH56-09)  |  Liverpool Plains (N NSW SH56-09)  |  Hunter River (NSW N Coast SI56-01, SH56-13)  |  Liverpool (W Sydney NSW SI56-05)  |  Eastern Victoria / Gippsland (E Vic SJ55)

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