Discoveries in Australia: Volume 1

T. and W. Boone
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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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T. and W. Boone
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Dec 31, 1846
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