Narrative of the surveying voyage of H.M.S. Fly : commanded by Captain F.P. Blackwood, R.N., in Torres Strait, New Guinea, and other islands of the Eastern Archipelago, during the years 1842-1846 : together with an excursion into the interior of the eastern part of Java (Book, 1847) [WorldCat.org]
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Narrative of the surveying voyage of H.M.S. Fly : commanded by Captain F.P. Blackwood, R.N., in Torres Strait, New Guinea, and other islands of the Eastern Archipelago, during the years 1842-1846 : together with an excursion into the interior of the eastern part of Java Preview this item
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Narrative of the surveying voyage of H.M.S. Fly : commanded by Captain F.P. Blackwood, R.N., in Torres Strait, New Guinea, and other islands of the Eastern Archipelago, during the years 1842-1846 : together with an excursion into the interior of the eastern part of Java

Author: J Beete JukesR G LathamF J EvansRichard OwenJohn Edward GrayAll authors
Publisher: London : T. & W. Boone, 1847.
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Narrative of a voyage undertaken for the purpose of surveying the lesser-known parts of the coast of northeastern Australia and the islands of Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef. New Guinea was also visited and the Fly River discovered. Also included are accounts of Timor and its aborigines, Dutch Java, Sandalwood Island, Singapore, and Malacca. Jukes was the naturalist on the expedition.
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Genre/Form: Travel literature
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Jukes, Joseph Beete, 1811-1869.
Narrative of the surveying voyage of H.M.S. Fly.
London, T. & W. Boone, 1847
(OCoLC)798545532
Named Person: J Beete Jukes; F P Blackwood; J Beete Jukes
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: J Beete Jukes; R G Latham; F J Evans; Richard Owen; John Edward Gray; Adam White; Harden Sidney Melville; John Dower; George Norman; Thomas and William Boone,
OCLC Number: 5167311
Notes: "G. Norman, printer, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden"--Colophon.
Vol. 1: xii, [1], 423, [1] pages, [10] leaves of plates (some folded), 1 page of plates ; vol. 2: v, [3], 362 pages, [9] leaves of plates (some folded).
Some illustrations engraved by H.S. Melville; maps engraved by I. Dower, Pentonville, London.
Description: 2 v., [19] leaves of plates : illustrations, maps, charts ; 22 cm.
Contents: Appendix no. I Captain Blackwood's sailing orders --
Appendix no. II Abstract of the voyage --
Appendix no. III Comparative vocabulary of the languages of some parts of Torres Strait --
Appendix no. IV On the general affinities of the languages of the oceanic blacks / by R.G. Latham, M.D. --
Appendix no. V Heights of various points along the N.E. coast of Australia and in Torres Strait, calculated from trigonometrical observations / by Mr. Evans, Master of H.M.S. Fly --
Appendix no. VI Notes on the characters of the skeleton of a Dugong, (Halicore Australis,) from the North Coast of Australia, indicative of its specific distinctness from the Halicore indicus and Halicore Tabernaculi / by Professor Owen, F.R.S. --
Appendix no. VII Description of a new genus of snakes / by J.E. Gray, Esq. F.R.S.F.Z.S. &c. --
Appendix no. VIII Descriptions of a new genus and five new species of crustacea / by Adam White, F.L.S. --
Appendix no. IX The description of some new species of starfishes, Asteriadæ / by J.E. Gray, Esq. F.R.S.F.Z.S. &c. --
Appendix no. X Description of some new species of marine shells / by J.E. Gray, Esq. F.R.S.F.Z.S. &c.
Responsibility: by J. Beete Jukes, M.A.F.G.S. ... in two volumes.

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Narrative of a voyage undertaken for the purpose of surveying the lesser-known parts of the coast of northeastern Australia and the islands of Torres Straits and the Great Barrier Reef. New Guinea was also visited and the Fly River discovered. Also included are accounts of Timor and its aborigines, Dutch Java, Sandalwood Island, Singapore, and Malacca. Jukes was the naturalist on the expedition.

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