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To the desert with Sturt : a diary of the 1844 expedition

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To the desert with Sturt : a diary of the 1844 expedition
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To the desert with Sturt : a diary of the 1844 expedition
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Edited by Kenneth Peake-Jones; written by a member of the expedition who served in the capacity of collector (bird specimens) and armourer uncomplimentary to Sturt and other members of the expedition; few significant references to Aborigines; mentions meeting various groups relations amicable, sometimes following initial period of shyness; p.18; Corroboree (body decoration, music, enactment of kangaroo killing); p.20; Bloody encounters with natives on the Rufus by earlier expeditionary forces; wounding of Robinson during most recent attack; p.21; Two native guides - Nappa (p.63) and Nitebook, native respect for Eyre; p.25; Wurleys sighted, native stove, cooking mashed plant roots; p.26; Reports native attack of whites on Darling River; p.27; Native messenger system; p.30; Native messenger/guide Tuando (Toonda in Sturt diary) aids mapping; p.31; Reference to unfriendly tribes; p.37; Darling River natives with spears turn out to be friendly, corrects earlier statement (p.26) re native attack of whites (men of Mitchell party had killed native woman and child); p.38-39; Wooden spade used in catching grubs; p.39 - description of 3 natives p.41; Nitebooks jocular nature, observations of native women; p.42; Unfriendly relations between tribes; p.44-45; Wangarra Aborigine acts as guide in Laidleys Ponds area; p.47-48; Jacky - Aboriginal messenger from Morunde; p.50-51; Recounts in detail murder of native women by member of Mitchell party (p.26) related by native called Tou-pa (Topar in Sturt diary); p.52; Native production of twine; p.54; Native hat; p.56; Tuando wants to leave expedition; p.61; Encounter with native women; p.63; Nappa & Tuando leave party; p.67; Cicatrization; p.81; Emu trap; p.85; Meet half starved natives, mention of hair and fur rope belt, boomerang, tomahawk; p.100; Description of native huts; p.109; Meet natives afraid of the party; p.111; Food preparation from grass seed; p.135; Humorous description of natives shock at seeing Brocks white legs, feet; p.148; Native Pappas momentarily instills hope of finding inland sea; p.178; Native preparation of flour; p.186; Native attempts theft of jacket; p.188; Successful theft of blanket by native; p.194; Native care with food; p.220; Encounter native (called Pulcanti by Sturt) on Murray River who wounded Robinson (p.20), account of his earlier attempted escape; p.221; Party joined by Tuando and Nitebook
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1811-1867
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Brock, Daniel George
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1975
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Peake-Jones, Kenneth
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  • Sturt, Charles
  • Eyre, Edward John
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To the desert with Sturt : a diary of the 1844 expedition
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Publication
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col. frontispiece; maps on endpapers
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M0059659
Extent
xxi, 222 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Isbn
9780909112004
Stock number
11986
System control number
0084176
Label
To the desert with Sturt : a diary of the 1844 expedition
Publication
Note
col. frontispiece; maps on endpapers
Control code
M0059659
Extent
xxi, 222 p.
Immediate source of acquisition
Copy 2 - donation from Tom Austen Brown collection
Isbn
9780909112004
Stock number
11986
System control number
0084176

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