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An account of the English colony in New South Wales : with remarks on the dispositions, customs, manners, etc., of the native inhabitants of that country

Author: David Collins; Brian H Fletcher
Publisher: Sydney : A.H. & A.W. Reed, 1975.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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V.1 Compiled from manuscripts of Lieutenant-Governor King; Throughout book - Encounters and clashes with natives at Botany Bay, Hawkesbury River, Parramatta, Sydney (1788-1796); p.65-6; Smallpox epidemic; p.328-9, 412, 468-9; Tribal conflict; p.408-9; Natives of Port Stephens; p.251; Two natives to England, 1792; p.439-440; Conduct of Bennelong after return from England, 1795; Appendices I-XII; Some detailed  Read more...
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Named Person: David Collins; David Collins
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Collins; Brian H Fletcher
ISBN: 058907167X 9780589071677 0589071688 9780589071684 0589071696 9780589071691 9120110375 9789120110370
OCLC Number: 4286760
Notes: Includes indexes.
Description: 2 volumes : illustrations ; 24 cm
Responsibility: by David Collins ; edited by Brian H. Fletcher.

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V.1 Compiled from manuscripts of Lieutenant-Governor King; Throughout book - Encounters and clashes with natives at Botany Bay, Hawkesbury River, Parramatta, Sydney (1788-1796); p.65-6; Smallpox epidemic; p.328-9, 412, 468-9; Tribal conflict; p.408-9; Natives of Port Stephens; p.251; Two natives to England, 1792; p.439-440; Conduct of Bennelong after return from England, 1795; Appendices I-XII; Some detailed information on natives of Botany Bay, Port Jackson, Broken Bay - government and leadership; religion; appearance; bodily ornamentations and mutilations; shelters; ways of catching fish; types of food; courtship & marriage; description of childbirth; childrens recreation; initiation ceremonies; description of front tooth extraction; a tribal contest; weapons; customs of revenge after the death of a person or an insult; diseases & treatment; character of natives; funeral ceremonies; General remarks about language; Vocabulary (approx. 350 words), 13 words which give difference between coastal & inland dialect; Some words of two songs; Gweagal; Cam-mer-ray-gal tribe north of Port Jackson; Wahn-gal; Bediagal; Tugagal; Booroobirronggal; v.2 includes accounts of conflict between settlers and Aborigines; activities of Bennelong and Cole-be; conflict among Aborigines at Sydney; trial by spear; infanticide; reference to language and material culture of Twofold Bay Aborigines; physical description of and discussion on material culture of the Tasmanians; Flinders exploration of Moreton Bay and observations on the Aborigines taken from his journal.

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