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In Australian tropics.

Author: Alfred Searcy
Publisher: London:Robertson, 1909.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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Early history of N.T. and explorations; Detailed account of intercepting Macassan proas around coast of Arnhem Land whilst author was Sub-Collector of Customs for 14 years; Names of proas and masters, Malay camps & smoke houses along coast & nearby islands; Natives employed by Malays in trepang fishing and collecting tortoiseshell, relationships between Malays and Aborigines; influences (physical & cultural); Habit  Read more...
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Searcy, Alfred.
In Australian tropics.
London, G. Robertson, 1909
(OCoLC)652308451
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alfred Searcy
OCLC Number: 1011129686
Notes: Pls.; fold.map.
Description: xxiii, 374 pages

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Early history of N.T. and explorations; Detailed account of intercepting Macassan proas around coast of Arnhem Land whilst author was Sub-Collector of Customs for 14 years; Names of proas and masters, Malay camps & smoke houses along coast & nearby islands; Natives employed by Malays in trepang fishing and collecting tortoiseshell, relationships between Malays and Aborigines; influences (physical & cultural); Habit of exchanging children between tribes (Roper R. & Normanton) for the purpose of learning each others language & customs; Description of native camps at Fort Dundas (1895) shelters, finding of bark water bags, types of canoes used; Platform burial at Daly R.; Sacred burial site on Maria Island; Geographical features, vegetation, climate etc., general ecology, depredations & murders by natives; Cannibalism practiced by Fitzmaurice River tribes.

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