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Spinifex and sand : a narrative of five years' pioneering and exploration in Western Australia
Bib ID 857758
Format BookBook
Carnegie, David W. (David Wynford), 1871-1900
Description London : C.Arthur Pearson, 1898 
xvi, 454 pages : illustrations, map. 

Pt.2, p.35-36; Near Mount Quinn, brush fences set up to trap wallabies, native grave described; p.47-53; Water holes at Mount Luck, native camps; Pt.5; Notes on previous explorers in the interior; employment of natives by expeditions; Native taken prisoner to act as guide to find water (Victoria Desert); Empress Spring - native camps, native cairns, 8 words listed with meanings; native well near Browne Range; Camp - implements - bark coolamons, wells, wind-breaks, camp lay-out, grindstones, yam sticks, plant foods; kurdaitcha shoes found; physical appearance of natives; method of cooking kangaroo rats, lizards; pearl shell pubic covering traded from coast 500 miles distant, firesticks carried, sporrans or tassels made of various materials; Chap.11; Natives encountered at Wilsons Cliffs, searching for water, manufacture of chewing ball - native tobacoo; Helena Spring, 7 native words with meanings; Chap.13; Shelter described, native with scarifications and painted body; native wells; spears, wommeras, shields and short throwing sticks carried by natives (near Southesk Tablelands); native village near Mount Ernest, wurlies, pronounced Jewish features of Aborigines, hair style; Chap.17; Creek Aborigines treatment of prisoners - chains used; description od corroboree (Emu), body decoration; Appendix to pt.5; Diagrams and description of weapons; Spears Kimberley and Desert - method of throwing; wommera; tomahawks - Desert; boomerangs; clubs and throwing sticks; shields, quartz knife, ceremonial sticks; rain-making boards, message sticks; brief notes on marriage laws (with tables); p.372; Method of catching ducks; p.374; 12 words with meanings from Sturt Creek area; p.380-411; Encounters with natives west of Mount Webb - wells, notes on trading.


Library's SR copy is inscribed and signed by the author: "Miss Maud Trench with best wishes for 1899 - from David W. Carnegie"; note inserted states that three maps belonging to this copy are held in the Library's map collection; two handwritten letters dated March 14. 1898 (3, Challoner Street, West Kensington, W.) and Jan. 24 1899 (72, Lancaster Gate, W.) from Carnegie to Miss Trench - the "sister with 7 brothers" - inserted in the rear of the volume with press clipping reporting the death of the Hon. David Carnegie by poisoned arrow in North Nigeria on 29 November 1900; another note indicating that the volumes was supplied to C.A. Burmester per Michael Terry (c/o Rural Bank, Martin Place, Sydney).

Library's GMM copy is half bound in leather with marbled boards; bears bookplate ex-libris Gregory M. Mathews; inscribed ? Tupp 21-1-07 (in ink) and Gregory M. Mathews 30/1/15 (in pencil); includes maps.

Cited In

Ferguson, J.A. Bibliography of Australia, 7960.

Subjects Gold mines and mining -- Western Australia.  |  Food - Meat - Lizard / Goanna.  |  Costume and clothing - Pubic covering.  |  Stories and motifs - Emu.  |  Weapons - Shields.  |  Weapons - Throwing sticks.  |  Gathering - Plants - Yams.  |  Dance - Ceremonial.  |  Material culture - Bark objects.  |  Language - Vocabulary.  |  Technology - Stone - Knives.  |  Technology - Containers - Coolamons.  |  Substance use - Smoking / Tobacco.  |  Government policy - State and territory - Western Australia.  |  Technology - Wood - Digging sticks.  |  Religion - Rites - Ceremonial objects - Boards.  |  Technology - Stone - Grindstones.  |  Technology - Wood - Fire sticks.  |  Language - Linguistics - Phonology - Pronunciation.  |  Trade and exchange.  |  Communications - Nonverbal - Sign language and gestures.  |  Daily life.  |  Weapons - Spears.  |  Weapons - Spearthrowers - Making.  |  Animals - Mammals - Marsupials - Rat Kangaroo.  |  Sites - Mortuary sites and cemeteries.  |  Housing - Shelters.  |  Housing - Shelters - Wind.  |  Settlement and contacts - Explorers.  |  Hunting - Birds.  |  Ceremonies - Rain making.  |  Plants - Spinifex.  |  Technology - Stone - Axes / hatchets.  |  Habitation - Camps.  |  Technology - Stone - Percussion and abrading.  |  Water supply - Waterholes and rockpools.  |  Costume and clothing - Hair dressing.  |  Law enforcement - Customary - Kadaitcha.  |  Food - Meat - Kangaroo / Wallaby.  |  Art - Body art.  |  Government policy - Initial period and protectionism - 1851-1900.  |  Weapons - Boomerangs - Making.  |  Body - Scarification.  |  Death - Mortuary / funeral ceremonies.  |  Food - Preparation - Cooking - Plants.  |  Communications - Message sticks.  |  Social organisation - Kinship - Marriage.  |  Animals - Birds - Ducks / Geese.  |  Human biology - Physical anthropology - Hair characteristics.  |  Weapons - Clubs and fighting sticks.  |  Western Australia -- Discovery and exploration.  |  South East Western Australia (SE WA SH51, SH52, SI51, SI52)  |  Cairns (NE Qld SE55-02)  |  Winbarku / Mount Webb (Angas Hills, Central WA Great Sandy Desert SF52-10)  |  South East Western Australia (SE WA SH51, SH52, SI51, SI52)  |  East Kimberley area (WA SD52, SE52)  |  Victoria (Vic)  |  Winbarku / Mount Webb (Angas Hills, Central WA Great Sandy Desert SF52-10)  |  Goulburn map area (S NSW SI55-12)  |  Cairns (NE Qld SE55-02)  |  Goulburn map area (S NSW SI55-12)  |  Victoria (Vic)  |  Empress Spring (Little Sandy Desert WA SG51-11)  |  Empress Spring (Little Sandy Desert WA SG51-11)  |  East Kimberley area (WA SD52, SE52)


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