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" 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... "
Inventing Australia: Images and Identity, 1688-1980
by Richard White - 1981 - 216 pages
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Report of the ... Meeting of the Australian and New Zealand ..., Volume 2

ANZAAS (Association). Meeting - Science - 1890
...this country are the iniserablest people in the world — the Hottentots of the Cape of Good Hope, though a nasty people, yet for wealth are gentlemen...sheep, poultry and fruits of the earth, ostrich eggs, &c., as the Hottentots have ; and, setting aside their human shape, they difier but little from brutes...
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Report of the ... Meeting, Volume 2

ANZAAS (Association) - Australia - 1890
...north-west coast of Australia in 1688 expresses his surprise and disgust in these words : — • " The inhabitants of this country are the miserablest people in the world — the Hottentots of the Cape of Good Hope, though a nasty people, yet for wealth are gentlemen to these,...
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The Growth of the Empire: A Handbook to the History of Greater Britain

Arthur Wilberforce Jose - Commonwealth countries - 1897 - 444 pages
...complimentary, coming as he did from lands of spice to a land of waterless sand : and as for the natives — " the Hodmadods* of Monomatapa, though a nasty people, yet for wealth are gentlemen to these." Nevertheless, when he reached England he could not rest till a ship (the "Roebuck") was given Roebuck...
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The Making of Religion

Andrew Lang - Aboriginal Australians - 1898 - 380 pages
...Australians is that of Dampier, who visited New Holland in the unhappy year 1688. He found the natives ' the miserablest people in the world. The Hodmadods,...wealth are gentlemen to these : who have no houses, sheep, poultry, and fruits of the earth. . . . They have no houses, but lie in the open air.' Curiously...
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The Naval Pioneers of Australia

Louis Becke - 1899
...he saw, and who were, he says, " the most miserable people in the world. The Hodmadods" (Hottentots) "of Monomatapa, though a nasty people, yet for wealth are gentlemen to these." He gives an accurate description of the country so far as he saw it, and asserts that " New Holland...
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Britain over the sea, a reader compiled by E. Lee

Elizabeth Lee - 1901
...grass growing under the trees, but it was very thin. We saw no trees that bore fruit or berries . . . The inhabitants of this country are the miserablest people in the world, and setting aside their human shape, they differ but little from brutes. 1699. — The land is of an...
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The New World of the South: The Romance of Australian History

William Henry Fitchett - 1913 - 428 pages
...though I have seen great variety of savages. "The inhabitants of this country are the misera blest people in the world. The Hodmadods of Monomatapa,...nasty people, yet for wealth are gentlemen to these ; and, setting aside their human shape, they differ but little from brutes. They are tall, straight-bodied,...
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Western Australia: A History from Its Discovery to the Inauguration of the ...

James Sykes Battye - Australia - 1924 - 480 pages
...fruit or berries.' 1 Of the natives, whom he must have observed with very great care, he writes : 2 ' The inhabitants of this country are the miserablest...sheep, poultry, and fruits of the earth, ostrich eggs, &c., as the Hodmadods have ; and setting aside their human shape, they differ little from brutes. They...
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Asia in the Making of Europe, Volume III: A Century of Advance. Book 3 ...

Donald F. Lach, Edwin J. Van Kley - History - 1993 - 504 pages
...the earlier Dutch accounts. They are, he concludes, The miserablest People in the World . . . They have no Houses, and skin Garments, Sheep, Poultry, and Fruits of the Earth . . . And setting aside their Humane shape, they differ little from Brutes. They are tall, strait-bodied,...
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European Vision and the South Pacific

Bernard Smith - Art, Colonial - 1985 - 370 pages
...his first voyage to New Holland, Dampier drew a graphic and most repulsive image of the aborigine: The Inhabitants of this Country are the miserablest...Sheep, Poultry and Fruits of the Earth, Ostrich Eggs, etc. as the Hodmadods have: and setting aside their Humane Shape, they differ but little from Brutes.38...
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