The Resource Narrative of a voyage round the world : in the Uranie and Physicienne corvettes, commanded by Captain Freycinet during the years 1817, 1818, 1819, and 1820; on a scientific expedition undertaken by order of the French government in a series of letters to a friend, by J. Arago ... to which is prefixed the report made to the Academy of Sciences on the general results of the expedition

Narrative of a voyage round the world : in the Uranie and Physicienne corvettes, commanded by Captain Freycinet during the years 1817, 1818, 1819, and 1820; on a scientific expedition undertaken by order of the French government in a series of letters to a friend, by J. Arago ... to which is prefixed the report made to the Academy of Sciences on the general results of the expedition

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Narrative of a voyage round the world : in the Uranie and Physicienne corvettes, commanded by Captain Freycinet during the years 1817, 1818, 1819, and 1820; on a scientific expedition undertaken by order of the French government in a series of letters to a friend
Title
Narrative of a voyage round the world
Title remainder
in the Uranie and Physicienne corvettes, commanded by Captain Freycinet during the years 1817, 1818, 1819, and 1820; on a scientific expedition undertaken by order of the French government in a series of letters to a friend
Statement of responsibility
by J. Arago ... to which is prefixed the report made to the Academy of Sciences on the general results of the expedition
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
Includes account of author's visit to Australia in 1818 and 1819; part i : p. 165-182: Account of contact with Aborigines at Peron Peninsula Western Australia; exchange of objects between visitors and Aborigines; Aborigines repeat the word ayerkade meaning go away; hair girdles; shell decoration covering navel; Aborigines dance to the sound of visitors castanets; Aborigines attempt to trade an animal for the castanets; Frenchmen do not trust the Aborigines; Aborigines barter a club, fan, cassowary's feathers, spear; search by Frenchmen for missing companions; discovery of Aborigines' huts; physical characteristics; red tattooing part ii p. 167-203 presence of Aborigines in Sydney deplored - appearance and behaviour, alcohol consumption and violence; English hunting reducing food - low population numbers a result of technology and resources (ii: p.173-174); tooth avulsion described(ii: p.169-170); marriage; childbirth; weapons and hostilities related to alcohol - description of group combat and duals (ii: p.175-177) - use of the returning boomerang; doubts about sustainable subsistence; English criticised for allowing fighting; (ii: p.194) encounter with two men in the Blue Mountains - description of the older man's past hostility and their dwelling; journey to Liverpool hunting a snake(ii: p.198-199); method of climbing trees (ii: p.203); includes portrait of Timbere (ii: p.170-171)
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ANL
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1790-1855
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Arago, J.
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Freycinet, Louis de
  • Physicienne (Corvette)
  • Uranie (Corvette)
  • Voyages around the world
  • Aboriginal Australians
  • Hawaii
  • Mariana Islands
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Narrative of a voyage round the world : in the Uranie and Physicienne corvettes, commanded by Captain Freycinet during the years 1817, 1818, 1819, and 1820; on a scientific expedition undertaken by order of the French government in a series of letters to a friend, by J. Arago ... to which is prefixed the report made to the Academy of Sciences on the general results of the expedition
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Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Promenade autour du monde
  • Ferguson no. 885
  • See also unabridged 4 volume 1839 French edition held at RB A659.77/S1
Contents
New Holland : West-Coast, Peninsula of Peron, Endracht's land. Letters LIII - LVII -- New South Wales: Port Jackson, Sidney, Blue Mountains etc. Letters CXXXVI-CLI -- Appendix : no. 1: Vocabularies of some of the people we visited. Plates: Timbere : a native of New South Wales
Control code
000002684009
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
vi, xxvii, 285, 297 p., [26] leaves of plates
System control number
(OCoLC)220294107
Label
Narrative of a voyage round the world : in the Uranie and Physicienne corvettes, commanded by Captain Freycinet during the years 1817, 1818, 1819, and 1820; on a scientific expedition undertaken by order of the French government in a series of letters to a friend, by J. Arago ... to which is prefixed the report made to the Academy of Sciences on the general results of the expedition
Publication
Note
  • Translation of: Promenade autour du monde
  • Ferguson no. 885
  • See also unabridged 4 volume 1839 French edition held at RB A659.77/S1
Contents
New Holland : West-Coast, Peninsula of Peron, Endracht's land. Letters LIII - LVII -- New South Wales: Port Jackson, Sidney, Blue Mountains etc. Letters CXXXVI-CLI -- Appendix : no. 1: Vocabularies of some of the people we visited. Plates: Timbere : a native of New South Wales
Control code
000002684009
Dimensions
28 cm.
Extent
vi, xxvii, 285, 297 p., [26] leaves of plates
System control number
(OCoLC)220294107

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