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Author Grant, James, 1771 or 1772-1833.

Title The narrative of a voyage of discovery performed in His Majesty's vessel the Lady Nelson of sixty tons burthen, with sliding keels, in the years 1800, 1801, and 1802, to New South Wales / by James Grant
Published Melbourne : Heritage Publications, [1975]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 ADPML GENEA  994.402 Gra/Noa 1975  LIB USE ONLY
Description xxvi, 195 pages, 6 leaves of plates : 2 folded maps ; 29 cm
Contents Occurrrences and transactions in New Holland and New South Wales p. 81 to 166: p. 105: The Lady Nelson anchors in Jarvis's Bay; A native taken on board; his surprise at all he sees, ibid.; p. 107: Interviews with other natives; Their canoes described, ibid.; The natives use paint; p. 108 one of them adorned with the ship's paint; New Hollanders discovered to be men-eaters; p. 109: Mr Cayley, a botanist, collects some rare plants; p. 134: Fire-places discovered, with human-bones scattered around them; p. 113: Further proofs that the natives are cannibals; p. 114: Opinion of Mr Thomas, an eminent anatomist, respecting some human bones found and sent home; p. 117: Marks of the small pox observed on the natives; p. 129: Dexterity of a native in striking a small fish with a wooden spear; p. 130: Euranabie and his wife Worogan; p. 131: The women of New Holland often destroy their new-born and weakly children; p. 150 Budgerie Dick, a native; p. 157: A bush native; p. 163: The Cabra, a worm eaten by the natives; p. 164: More natives: their surprise at the report and effects of a fowling-piece; p. 165: Presents of tomahawks made the natives
Summary Includes detailed comments on the behaviour of Aborigines encountered at points along the NSW and Victorian coast; Aboriginal reactions to Europeans; descriptions of life-style, subsistence activities and material culture; describes walk to Pittwater accompanied by Aboriginal guides; trip to Bass Strait accompanied by Eranabie and his wife Worogan; contact with people of Jervis Bay; trip from Sydney to Hunter's River accompanied by Bangaree - encounter with two men who were sketched by Mr Lewin; contains plates depicting Pimbloy [Pemulwuy] in a canoe, and Bennelong
Notes Facsimile reprint. Originally published, London: T. Egerton, 1803
Subject Lady Nelson (Ship)
Voyages and travels.
New South Wales -- Discovery and exploration.
New South Wales -- History -- 1788-1851
New South Wales -- History -- 1800-1801
New South Wales -- History.
ISBN 0909142009