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Author Lee, Ida.

Title Early explorers in Australia : from the log-books and journals, including the diary of Allan Cunningham, botanist, from March 1, 1817, to November 19, 1818 / by Ida Lee
Published London : Methuen, 1925


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  919.4 Lee/Eei  AVAILABLE
Description xii, 651 pages, 39 unnumbered leaves of plates (some folded) : illustrations, maps (some folded), portraits ; 23 cm
Contents Dampier, Cook, Banks -- Cook at Endeavour River -- The coming of Phillip -- Maritime discoveries - Port Jackson -- The exploration of the interior -- Allan Cunningham -- Cunningham's journal - Oxley's land journey -- Cunningham's journal - Oxley's land journey completed -- Cunningham's journal - King's west coast voyage -- Cunningham's journal - "Mermaid's" voyage completed -- Cunningham's journal - the five islands and Illawarra -- The second voyage of the "Mermaid" -- The third voyage of the "Mermaid" -- The voyage of the "Bathurst" -- Cunningham reaches Pandora's Pass -- Mount Tomah; Moreton Bay and the Brisbane River; through Pandora's Pass -- Cunningham's northern journey -- Further explorations in Queensland -- Cunningham's last journeys -- Botanical references
Summary p. 270-271 Description of the uncovering of a burial mound in the Piper's Hill region Cargelligo map area; plate of drawing of the burial mound; p. 282-283; John Oxley invites a group of Aboriginal people to the explorers' campsite; where they cook the animals they have caught; Oxleys exchanges an iron hatchet for green jade hatchet; handkerchief and knife given as gifts; description of nose piercing; front teeth retained; decorative raised scars; p. 285: meeting with nine Aboriginal men; donation of kangaroo by explorers; sharing of flour and pork; donation of iron pieces from casks; watching of corroboree; p. 336-337 : Meeting with Aboriginal man from Dampier archipelago : Front teeth present; body tattoos; pointed stick in hair; gifts given; p. 338 description of cylindrical floating vessel; p. 340 : glass beads ; iron nailsgiven to Aborigines; use of fish oil and powdered charcoal on skin; p. 353 capture of Maccassan canoe at Goulburn islands; explorers are attacked with stones and wood; p. 386 exchange of iron tomahawk at St Asaph Bay, Melville Island; ochre painted faces; p. 460-61 Rock art discovered in caves on Clack's Island; fire places and turtle heads found in cave; figures drawn with burnt stick found on Chasm Island in Gulf of Carpentaria; p. 463-464 spear attack on Cunningham's party at Hanover Bay, after exchange of gifts; Cunningham wounded; Aboriginal catamarans, implements and spears taken in revenge; p. 519-525 Bungaree and Matthew Flinders meet Moreton Bay tribe; fishing nets found in a cave; semicircular weirs; net exchanged for hatchet by Flinders; Bungaree makes spears for tribe at Pumice Stone River; songs sung to explorers; p. 529 Oxley in the "Mermaid" meet and rescues Thomas Pamphlet; distributes presents to Aboriginal people; account of Pamphlet's time with Aborigines; Aborigines fishing for Pamphlet and two companions; p. 535 castaway Parsons encounters with Aboriginal tribes between Moreton Bay and Hervey Bay; p. 611 Aborigines light fire near Cunningham's party's tents at Laidley Plains
Analysis Australia Discovery and exploration
Notes Includes bibliographical references and index
One folded map in pocket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Notes Also issued online
Subject Bungaree, -1830.
Cunningham, Allan, 1791-1839 -- Portraits
Cunningham, Allan, 1791-1839
King, Philip Parker, 1793-1856.
Oxley, John, 1783-1828.
Pamphlett, Thomas, 1788?-1838.
Bathurst (Ship)
Mermaid (Ship)
Norfolk (Ship)
Botany -- Australia -- History.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration.
Australia, Northern -- Discovery and exploration.
Genre/Form Portraits.
Author Cunningham, Allan, 1791-1839
LC no. 25019300