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Spinifex and wattle

Spinifex and wattle
Spinifex and wattle
Series of articles; Barron River, its discovery & history, relationship between settlers, natives ,& native police; Herbert River (native name Boolgurra) principal nut foods of natives; History of Cairns; Survey of early explorations of Cape York; Foods of the Herbert Valley natives, scientific names given; Types of dilly bags, method of catching fish; Attacks by natives, notes on canoes, spears; General ecology, dugong fishing, cooking, etc., fish traps; Hinchinbrook, fish poisoning, types of fish-hooks used; Collection of different foodstuffs, preparation; Use of sucker fish, Rockingham Bay, hunting for wallaroo, kangaroo, bandicoot, stone axes; Detailed description of animals & birds in region, use of beater for hunting ducks; Detailed account of the wreck of the Maria - extract from Fosters diary; Details of shelters, basket work, weapons; Intertribal fighting; cannibalism; Death, burial, mummification; Description of type of nut-crackers made of stone Story of the Conn massacre; Extracts from Carrons diary, details of Kennedy expedition; Treachery of tribes in area, stone implements, magic quartz crytals carried by medicine men; General suggestions & beliefs; Aug. 27, 1904; Johnstone R., Dunk Is., Mourilyan Harbour, Bellenden Ker Range, Endeavour R., Palmer R., Mossman; Physical appearance of natives, early expeditions
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Spinifex and wattle
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