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Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia, Volume 1   By: (1812-1898)

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JOURNALS

OF

TWO EXPEDITIONS OF DISCOVERY

IN

NORTH WEST AND WESTERN

AUSTRALIA,

DURING THE YEARS 1837, 1838, AND 1839,

Under the Authority of Her Majesty's Government.

DESCRIBING

MANY NEWLY DISCOVERED, IMPORTANT, AND FERTILE DISTRICTS,

WITH

OBSERVATIONS ON THE MORAL AND PHYSICAL CONDITION OF THE ABORIGINAL INHABITANTS, ETC. ETC.

BY GEORGE GREY, ESQUIRE.

GOVERNOR OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA;

Late Captain of the Eighty third Regiment.

...

IN TWO VOLUMES.

VOLUME 1.

...

LONDON:

T. AND W. BOONE, 29 NEW BOND STREET.

1841.

...

CONTENTS OF VOLUME 1.

DEDICATION.

PREFACE.

CHAPTER 1. COMMENCEMENT OF THE EXPEDITION. TENERIFE.

GENERAL PLAN AND OBJECTS. INSTRUCTIONS. TENERIFE. AQUEDUCT AT SANTA CRUZ. EXCURSION TO ORATAVA. CAMELS. STATISTICS OF THE CANARY ISLANDS. TABLES. METEOROLOGICAL OBSERVATIONS. VOCABULARY OF THE CANARIAN DIALECTS. MARINE BLOWING STONE. GUANCHE BONE CAVE.

CHAPTER 2. TO BAHIA AND THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE.

ATMOSPHERICAL PHENOMENON AT SEA. LAND AT BAHIA. EVENING WALK. THE TOWN. STATE OF SOCIETY. REMARKS ON VOYAGE FROM BAHIA TO THE CAPE. ARRIVAL THERE. HIRE THE LYNHER. EQUIPMENT AND PLANS. SAIL FOR HANOVER BAY.

CHAPTER 3. FROM THE CAPE OF GOOD HOPE TO HANOVER BAY.

NATURAL HISTORY.

CHAPTER 4. HANOVER BAY.

NEW AND DANGEROUS SHOAL. ARRIVAL OFF THE COAST OF AUSTRALIA. ASPECT OF THE COUNTRY FROM SHIP BOARD. LAND AT HIGH BLUFF POINT. WALK TO HANOVER BAY. DISTRESS FOR WANT OF WATER ON THE ROUTE. LOSS OF OUR THREE DOGS. TRACES OF NATIVES. THEIR HUTS. ALARMING DEBILITY OF THE MEN. EFFORTS TO REACH THE VESSEL. SWIM AN INLET OF THE SEA. DANGER IN THE PASSAGE ACROSS AND AFTER LANDING. THE PARTY REGAIN THE LYNHER.

CHAPTER 5. AT HANOVER BAY.

PLAGUE OF FLIES. ENTRANCE TO PRINCE REGENT'S RIVER. EFFECT OF TIDES. GREEN ANTS. DESCRIPTION OF LANDING PLACE, AND ENCAMPMENT AT HANOVER BAY. FATE OF TWO OF THE DOGS. LABOUR OF DISEMBARKING STORES. NATIVES. REMARKABLE FISHES. PREPARATIONS FOR SENDING THE VESSEL TO TIMOR.

CHAPTER 6. HANOVER BAY AND ITS VICINITY.

NATIVES SEEN. FIRST EXCURSION. CHARACTER OF THE SCENERY. GEOLOGICAL PHENOMENA. CUCKOO PHEASANT. SPORTING. NATIVE HAUNTS. ATTACK OF NATIVES. RETURN TO HANOVER BAY. PROCEEDINGS THERE DURING MY ABSENCE. CHRISTMAS DINNER. PLANTING USEFUL SEEDS. WALK TO MUNSTER WATER. ISTHMUS NEAR HANOVER BAY. HILL OF SHELLS. COUNTRY ABOUT PRINCE REGENT'S RIVER. GOUTY STEMMED TREES. SINGULAR PIECES OF SANDSTONE.

CHAPTER 7. HANOVER BAY AND ITS VICINITY.

OCCUPATION AT THE CAMP. RETURN OF THE LYNHER. RELATION OF PROCEEDINGS AT TIMOR AND ROTI. NEW ISLAND SEEN. TROUBLE WITH THE HORSES. EXCURSION BY WATER TO PRINCE REGENT'S RIVER. CHARACTER OF ITS SHORES. SCENERY AND THUNDERSTORM. DEPARTURE FOR THE INTERIOR. DIFFICULTIES OF THE ROUTE. SICKNESS AND MORTALITY AMONG THE HORSES AND STOCK. CHARACTER OF THE COUNTRY.

CHAPTER 8. TO THE GLENELG RIVER.

MEETING AND ENCOUNTER WITH THE NATIVES. UNFORTUNATE RESULTS. DESCENT FROM THE SANDSTONE RANGE. DESCRIPTION OF A NEW VOLCANIC COUNTRY. DISCOVERY AND CHARACTER OF THE GLENELG RIVER. IMPEDIMENTS FROM MARSHES AND STREAMS. PROGRESS TOWARDS THE UPPER PART OF THE GLENELG.

CHAPTER 9. TO THE UPPER GLENELG.

WORKS OF NATIVE INDUSTRY. MOUNT LYELL. MAGNIFICENT PROSPECT. MARKS OF INUNDATIONS. NATIVES. COCKATOOS. TORRENTS OF RAIN. SWAMPS. SNAKE AND KANGAROO. NATIVE BRIDGE. PRECIPITOUS PASS. FRILLED LIZARD. BEAUTIFUL COUNTRY. WILD OATS. CURIOUS BIRDS. PAINTED CAVE. CROSS A LARGE RIVER. NATURAL GRAPERY. FORD THE GLENELG. WEAKNESS OF THE MEN. ANOTHER PAINTED CAVE. NARROW ESCAPE. IMPASSABLE SANDSTONE RANGES.

CHAPTER 10. RETURN TO HANOVER BAY.

UNSUCCESSFUL SEARCH FOR A PASS. PREPARATIONS TO RETURN. LIGHT EXPLORING PARTY SENT FORWARD UNDER LIEUTENANT LUSHINGTON. THEIR REPORT. COMMENCEMENT OF MARCH BACK. CHANGE OF TRACK. CURIOUS MOUNDS OF STONES. PASS MOUNT LYELL. RECOVERY OF BURIED STORES. ANXIETY ON APPROACHING HANOVER BAY. REJOIN THE LYNHER. MEETING WITH THE BEAGLE. STATE OF THE PLANTS AND SEEDS LEFT AT THE ENCAMPMENT. REEMBARKATION. SAIL FOR THE MAURITIUS... Continue reading book >>


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