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By flood and field, adventures ashore and afloat in north Australia

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By flood and field, adventures ashore and afloat in north Australia
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By flood and field, adventures ashore and afloat in north Australia
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Summary
Factual account of life in the Northern Territory in the late 19th century; - 1st section - Authors adventures as a shipwrecked mariner at Wark Aboriginal Settlement and Port Essington; 2nd section - Detailed narrative of the authors work & explorations as a customs official and as a patrol police officer, stationed at Port Darwin; Description of Malays and their trading ventures by proas; Relations between Malays and Aborigines employment of latter in collecting, trepangs, pearls, tortoise-shells - physical and cultural influences (e.g. intermixture, and language) feuds and murders; Notes on food gathering and hunting (use of wommera) - tracking - corroborrees settling of disputes by simulated fighting - group murder and guilt rites (Malays and Chinese), canoes decorated - Maria Is. sacred burial ground qualities of Aborigines; noted; Intertribal fighting - Woolna tribe against local Darwin Aborigines; Cannibalism at Limba Luchumbo - King River; Contact between Aborigines and settlers, ranging from extreme cruelty to great friendships; Aboriginal girls stolen for domestic work causing trouble; Further accounts of Chinese - opium & gold smuggling; Search for Dylompo - Groote Eylandt unsuccessful
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Also available electronically at: Internet Archive http://www.archive.org/details/texts
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1854-1925
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Searcy, Alfred
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By flood and field, adventures ashore and afloat in north Australia
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/m0051600.pdf
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Publication
Control code
M0051600
Extent
327 p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Copies 2 & 3 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other physical details
ill.
Stock number
1343
System control number
0073953
Label
By flood and field, adventures ashore and afloat in north Australia
Link
http://aiatsis.gov.au/sites/default/files/catalogue_resources/m0051600.pdf
Publication
Control code
M0051600
Extent
327 p.
Governing access note
Not for Inter-Library Loan
Immediate source of acquisition
Copies 2 & 3 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Other physical details
ill.
Stock number
1343
System control number
0073953

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