The Resource Discoveries in Australia : with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43, by command of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty : also, a Narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea, by J. Lort Stokes

Discoveries in Australia : with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43, by command of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty : also, a Narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea, by J. Lort Stokes

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Discoveries in Australia : with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43, by command of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty : also, a Narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea
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Discoveries in Australia
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with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43, by command of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty : also, a Narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea
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by J. Lort Stokes
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Narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea
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VOL. 1: Covering north-west coast, north coast, Bass Strait, Sydney to Torres Strait, Cape York and southern shore of New Guinea; p.58-61, 72, 87, 88, 230, Swan River, Port George iv, Roebuck Bay scars on body, knocking out of teeth, height, colour, no use of canoe on n.w. coast; Beliefs existence of evil spirits in water holes, horror of dead, belief that white people former countrymen tribal feuds arising from abduction of women; p.91-100, Beagle Bay & Point Swan; Mutilation of little finger, boomerang only weapon, general characteristics; p.109- 112, Sunday Strait & Roe Islands - types of rafts used; p.115- 117, Skeleton Point - native burial in bark, physical appearance, observation of what must have been subincision mutilation; Use of kilies; p.169-181, Bathurst Is. natives, physical characteristics, head ornaments of birds feathers, use of rafts;p.208-210, Glenelg R. area - sighted rock drawings & natives of lighter colour; p.251-253, Contact with Sydney and Shoalhaven R. people; p.263-278, Brief notes on Tasmanian natives - clothing, general characteristics, treatment of natives; p.331-336, Cape Upstart - use of nets by natives for fishing; p.389, Malay-Macassan trade, notes on Port Essington Settlement, Raffles Bay tribes - practice tooth avulsion & nasal decoration, division of three classes, Mandrojilly - Mambungy - Mandrovilly, use of throwing stick, heavy clubs, canoes of Malay; origin, musical instrument; p.406, Cape Hotham, native huts & clothing; p.409-413, Escape Cliffs nasal stick decoration, types of baskets used for carrying ochres for painting; p.423, Adelaide River, description of canoes; Odd references to Aborigines throughout volume and attempts to civilise them. -- VOL. 2: p.9, 19-21, Shoal Bay, Adelaide River, Port Emery; Physical appearance, behaviour, colds and influenza noticed; p.15, 72, Care of children by mothers; p.78-79, Victoria River natives - subincision mutilation noticed; p.108-111, Point Pearce - hostility of natives; p.127, Sharks Bay, tracking skills of natives; p.131, 173-174, 216, Swan River Aboriginal who accompanied expedition - reactions noted; p.169-173, Depuch Island rock drawings, natives hostile, plentiful water supply; p.178, Oyster Inlet, native fireplace with piece of quartz found p.185, Recognition of Swan River Aborigine by Malays at Coepang; p.185, 238, Evidence of cannibalism; p.250-257, Port Stephens corroboree, Halifax Bay & Magnetic Is., food (yam) eaten Restoration Is., Torres Straits - physical description, earlobe perforated by bone piece, outrigger canoes - spears with bone points especially attached for fishing; p.401, Murray River - good physique; p.258, Booby Is., stone arrangements, maybe sacred spot; p.268-290, Sweers Is., (Gulf of Carpentaria) skull & bones found, rafts seen; Allen Island - gives Flinders description of natives, timidity of natives; p.356, Macassan trade; Food & hunting; p.28-29, Quail Island, turtle hunting; p.86, Victoria R.; p.228-230, Swan River - burning off; Burials; p.35-36, Area of NAdam Range, sacred spot marked by stones, grave nearby; p.295-298, Burial Reach, Flinders River - tree burial; p.128-131, 516-517, Rottnest Is., settlement for native law breakers; p.449-470, Tasmanian natives appearance, relationship with settlers, marriage between sealers & Aboriginal women; Cruelty of convicts; Vocabularies; p.22-25, 132, 217- 220, Port Darwin, Shoal Bay, Port Essington, Swan River; p.357-358, Comments on inability of tribes to understand each other
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1811-1885
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Stokes, J. Lort
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  • Stokes, J. Lort
  • Stanley, Owen
  • Beagle (Ship)
  • Explorers
  • Natural history
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
  • Australia
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Discoveries in Australia : with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43, by command of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty : also, a Narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea, by J. Lort Stokes
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  • 7 folded maps in pockets, 1 folded map in vol. 2
  • Ferguson no. 4406
  • Held in Rare Book Cupboard
  • Library holds facsim. ed. See separate record
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M0015814
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23 cm.
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2 v. (521 ; 543 p. + [26] leaves of plates)
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Not for Inter-Library Loan
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ill., 8 folded maps
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0056183
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Discoveries in Australia : with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43, by command of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty : also, a Narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea, by J. Lort Stokes
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Publication
Note
  • 7 folded maps in pockets, 1 folded map in vol. 2
  • Ferguson no. 4406
  • Held in Rare Book Cupboard
  • Library holds facsim. ed. See separate record
Control code
M0015814
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
2 v. (521 ; 543 p. + [26] leaves of plates)
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Other physical details
ill., 8 folded maps
System control number
0056183

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