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Clarke of the Kindur : convict, bushranger, explorer / Dean Boyce
Bib ID 6386756
Format BookBook [text, still image, volume]
Author
Boyce, Dean, author
 
Description Carlton, Victoria : Melbourne University Press 2013 
©2013 
xi, 100 pages : illustrations, facsimiles, maps ; 22 cm 
ISBN 9780522839524
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]

Notes

First published: Melbourne : Melbourne University Press, 1970.

Includes bibliographical references (page 91-97) and index.

Subjects Clarke, George, 1806-1835  |  Ridley, William, 1819-1878  |  Convicts -- New South Wales -- Biography.  |  New South Wales -- Discovery and exploration.  |  New South Wales -- History -- 1788-1851  |  Australia -- History -- 1788-1851  |  Australian

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