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The Northern Territory as it is : a narrative of the South Australian Parliamentary partys trip and full description of the Northern Territory, its settlements and industries ...

Author: William Sowden, Sir
Publisher: Adelaide : Thomas, 1882.
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Report of a Tour undertaken to survey the Northern Territory - people, settlements - examination of the mineralogical, geological and botanical features etc.; Includes assessment of Aborigines comparison between Wilwonga and Larrakeryah; Comparison of physical appearance between coastal and Daly River tribes - aggressiveness of Melville Bay tribes (e.g. Fort Dundas); Description of customs - corrobborees - body  Read more...
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Sowden, William John, Sir, 1858-1943.
Northern Territory as it is.
Adelaide, W.K. Thomas & Co., 1882
(OCoLC)613246755
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: William Sowden, Sir
OCLC Number: 1011129524
Description: 192 pages

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Report of a Tour undertaken to survey the Northern Territory - people, settlements - examination of the mineralogical, geological and botanical features etc.; Includes assessment of Aborigines comparison between Wilwonga and Larrakeryah; Comparison of physical appearance between coastal and Daly River tribes - aggressiveness of Melville Bay tribes (e.g. Fort Dundas); Description of customs - corrobborees - body decoration - love of singing and mimicking; Decorated stones marking tribal boundaries; Health - state of eyes syphilis; Reason for ill-will between natives and settlers - misuse of Aboriginal women; Nature of employment of natives - domestics, guides etc.; Tour of mainly N.W. Arnhem Land; From Sydney - Cape York, Thursday Island - (pearling and trepang trading) Port Essington, Melville Bay, Port Darwin, Southport, Pine Creek, Daly River, Adelaide River, Palmerston.

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