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anchor anchorage apice appeared Australia bearing boat bottom brig Cape Cape Cleveland Cape Grafton Cape Grenville Cape Leveque Cape Melville Cape Villaret Captain Flinders Captain King channel deep distance East Coast eastward elytris Endeavour River entrance extends extremity fathoms feet five miles formed genera genus Gmel Gulf Gulf of Carpentaria half a mile Harbour head hills Hist Holland Icon inches insect Isles islets land latitude latitude 14 longitude miles wide natives nearly nigris north end north-east North-west Coast northward o'clock observed outer ovulum passed plants Port Jackson probably remarkable River rocks rocky islet Rottnest Island round sand sand-stone sandy beach seen shell shoal shore side South Wales south-east south-west southward spears species specimens steer strait subtus summit Syst Testa thorace three miles tide Van Diemen's Land vessel voyage weather western westward wind
Page 93 - Brows. Their Eyelids are always half closed, to keep the Flies out of their Eyes; they being so troublesome here, that no fanning will keep them from coming to one's Face; and without the Assistance of both Hands to keep them off, they will creep into ones Nostrils, and Mouth too, if the Lips are not shut very close...
Page 93 - They have great Bottle-Noses, pretty full Lips, and wide Mouths. The two Fore-teeth of their Upper-jaw are wanting in all of them. Men and Women, old and young; whether they draw them out, I know not: Neither have they any Beards. They are long-visaged, and of a very unpleasing Aspect, having no one graceful Feature in their Faces.
Page 96 - These poor creatures have a sort of weapon to defend their ware, or fight with their enemies, if they have any that will interfere with their poor fishery. They did at first endeavour with their weapons to frighten us, who lying ashore deterred them from one of their fishing places. Some of them had wooden swords, others had a sort of lances.
Page 92 - The inhabitants of this country are the miserablest people in the world. The Hodmadods of Monomatapa,* though a nasty people, yet for wealth are gentlemen to these; who have no houses and skin garments, sheep, poultry, and fruits of the earth, ostrich eggs, etc.
Page 586 - Earthquakes, at former periods, in a similar manner, several ancient lines of beach, consisting of shingle, mixed with shells, extending in a parallel direction to the shore, to the height of fifty feet above the sea.
Page 96 - There is neither herb, root, pulse, nor any sort of grain for them to eat, that we saw ; nor any sort of bird or beast that they can catch, having no instruments wherewithal to do so.
Page 97 - ... and then rubbing or twirling the hard piece between the palms of their hands, they drill the soft piece till it smokes, and at last takes fire. These people speak somewhat through the throat, but we could not understand one word that they said. We anchored, as I said before, January...
Page 97 - At last, being out of hopes to find their habitations, we searched no farther; but left a great many toys ashore, in such places where we thought that they would come. In all our search we found no water, but old wells on the sandy bays.
Page 26 - They represented tolerable figures of sharks, porpoises, turtles, lizards (of which I saw several small ones among the rocks), trepang, starfish, clubs, canoes, water-gourds, and some quadrupeds, which were probably intended to represent kangaroos and dogs.