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Author King, Philip Parker, 1793-1856.

Title Narrative of a survey of the intertropical and western coasts of Australia : performed between the years 1818 and 1822 / by Phillip P. King, with an appendix containing various subjects relating to hydrography and natural history
Published London : John Murray, 1827


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 ADPML SPC  919.4 Kin/Noa 1827 *  1  LIB USE ONLY
 ADPML SPC  919.4 Kin/Noa 1827 *  2  LIB USE ONLY
Description 2 volumes (xxxix, 451 pages, 7 unnumbered leaves of plates (1 folded); vii, 637 pages, 6 unnumbered leaves of plates (some folded)) : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents 'With appendix, containing various subjects relating to hydrography and natural history'
Summary Boongaree accompanied King on his first voyage, 21 December 1817; Bundell accompanied King on 26 May 1821 voyage; mentions of both Aboriginal men throughout; intermittent encounters with natives throughout journeys, main references - v.1, p.4; Twofold Bay natives sighted, woman covered with kangaroo skin; p.38+ Native taken on board near Enderby Island, physical description of Aborigines, logs of wood used for transporting families across river; p.88+ Attack by natives at Port Essington, description of canoe used and taken by Capt. King; p.110+ Melville Island, natives timid, exchanges food & water for axes; p.159+ Outer Bay (Tas.) Physical appearance, clothing, small vocab. (parts of body, names of plants, obtained by Mr. Cunningham); p.175. Port Macquarie - sheets of bark used for water transport, types of huts; p.197. Palm Island - huts and canoes examined; p.200+ Goode Is. Fishbooks and lines exchange for baskets and turtle pegs, males had noses pierced, bracelet of plaited hair only ornament worn; Types of ovens used, natives very friendly; p.212. Intercourse with natives at Endeavour River; p.366. Endeavour R. small vocab. collected by Mr. Cunningham; v.2, p.27+ Description of rock carvings & paintings on Clack Island; p.61+ Hanover Bay natives spear Surgeon, natives hostile, description of catamarans, description of weapons and implements, physical appearance; p.120+ Intercourse with natives at Oyster Harbour, firesticks, eating of seal; Full description of weapons, clothing, small vocab., names of natives; p.139. Pt. Essington - open hostilities; Appendix D; comparative table of languages of natives of Caledon Bay (Flinders), Endeavour R. (Capt. Cook & Forster), King George the Third Sound, Port Jackson, Burrah Burrah tribe (Scott), Limestone Creek (Oxley), Port Macquarie (Hunter), Van Diemens Land
Notes Includes references to New Zealand
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Bundell
Bungaree, -1830.
Cunningham, Allan, 1791-1839
King, Philip Parker, 1793-1856.
Bathurst (Ship)
Mermaid (Cutter)
Hydrography -- Australia.
Natural history -- Australia.
Expeditions -- history.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration.
Australia -- Description and travel.
Australia -- Geography.
LC no. 04024182
Other Titles Voyages for the survey of the intertropical coasts of Australia
Survey of the intertropical coasts of Australia
Survey of the intertropical coasts of Australia