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The History of Discovery in Australia, Tasmania, and New Zealand: From the ...
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abounded Adventure Bay amongst arrived banks Batavia Beagle birds boat Botany Bay called camp Cape Captain Cook Captain Flinders Captain Grey Captain Sturt coast of Australia colony continued course crew Dampier Darling Diemen's Land discovered discovery distance dividing range Dutch east eastward endeavour expedition exploration Eyre feet fire Furneaux Gellibrand Gippsland Glenelg Governor grass Guinea Gulf Gulf of Carpentaria hills horses Hume Island Isles journey kangaroo King Lachlan lake Lieutenant Grey longitude Macquarie miles Mount mountains Murray Murrumbidgee named natives navigators north-west northward observed Oxley party passed plains Port Essington Port Jackson Port Phillip Prince Regent's River range reached reefs rocks sailed sandy savages says seen sent settlement ship shore soon South Wales Stokes stream Swan River Sydney tain Tasman thence Torres Straits trees Van Diemen's Land vessel Victoria voyage western westward woods wrecked Zealand
Page 66 - 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, &c.
Page 66 - 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 one's nostrils, and mouth too, if the lips are not shut very close.
Page 66 - Hodmadods have: and setting aside their human shape, they differ but little from brutes. They are tall, straight-bodied, and thin, with small, long limbs. They have great heads, round foreheads, and great brows. Their eyelids are always half closed, to keep the flies out of their eyes...
Page 21 - Terra' begins at two or three degrees from the equator, and is maintained by some to be of so great an extent, that if it were thoroughly explored, it would be regarded as a fifth part of the world.
Page 244 - ... followers. With every pacific disposition, and an extreme reluctance to take away life, I foresaw that it would be impossible any longer to avoid an engagement, yet with such fearful numbers against us I was doubtful of the result. The spectacle we had witnessed had been one of the most...
Page 157 - Projects of this nature, when originating in the minds of young men, are usually termed romantic; and so far from any good being anticipated, even prudence and friendship join in discouraging, if not in opposing them.
Page 175 - ... fathoms; and it being then dark, we came to an anchor. The extensive harbour we had thus unexpectedly found I supposed must be Western Port, although the narrowness of the entrance did by no means correspond with the width given to it by Mr. Bass. It was the information of captain Baudin, who had coasted along from thence with fine weather, and had found no inlet of any kind, which induced this supposition; and the very great extent of the place, agreeing with that of Western Port, was in confirmation...
Page 100 - S. in right of his Majesty King George the Third, by the name of New South Wales, with all the bays, harbours, rivers, and islands situated upon it : We then fired three vollies of small arms, which were answered by the same number from the ship.