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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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Seeking the Centre: The Australian Desert in Literature, Art and Film

Roslynn Doris Haynes - Biography & Autobiography - 1998 - 347 pages
...early colonists reverted to attitudes resembling the abhorrence expressed by William Dampier in 1697: 'The Inhabitants of this country are the miserablest People in the World ... who have no Houses and skin Garments, Sheep, Poultry and Fruits of the Earth. . . . They differ...
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The Explorers: Stories of Discovery and Adventure from the Australian Frontier

Tim Fridtjof Flannery - History - 1998 - 385 pages
...extraordinarily shy; though the inhabitants cannot trouble them much, having neither boats nor iron. The inhabitants of this country are the miserablest...sheep, poultry, and fruits of the earth, ostrich eggs, etc., as the Hodmadods have.n And, setting aside their human shape, they differ but little from brutes....
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Exploration and Exchange: A South Seas Anthology, 1680-1900

Jonathan Lamb, Vanessa Smith, Nicholas Thomas - History - 2000 - 359 pages
...are extraordinary shy; though the Inhabitants cannot trouble them much having neither Boats nor Iron. The Inhabitants of this Country are the miserablest...Sheep, Poultry, and Fruits of the Earth, Ostrich Eggs, 8cc. as the Hodmadods have: And setting aside their Humane Shape, they differ but little from Brutes....
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1688: A Global History

John Elliot Wills - History - 2002 - 330 pages
...they had any great liking to them at first, neither did they seem to admire any thing that we had. The inhabitants of this country are the miserablest people in the world. The Hodmadods [Hottentots] of Monomatapa, though a nasty people, yet for wealth are gentlemen to these; who have...
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Preserving the Self in the South Seas, 1680-1840

Jonathan Lamb - Literary Criticism - 2001 - 345 pages
...the coast of New Holland is a collection of absent things. He produces a litany of that which is not: "no Houses, and skin Garments, Sheep, Poultry, and Fruits of the Earth, Ostrich-Eggs ... no Instruments to catch great Fish . . . there is neither Herb, Root, Pulse nor any...
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Australia

Jeffery Pike - Travel - 2002 - 404 pages
...between European expectation and antipodean fact. He saw them as the most miserable people on earth "who have no Houses and Skin Garments, Sheep, Poultry, and Fruits of the Earth... setting aside their human shape they differ but little from Brutes. . . Their Eye-lids are always half...
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Blue Latitudes: Boldly Going Where Captain Cook Has Gone Before

Tony Horwitz - Biography & Autobiography - 2003 - 496 pages
...William Dampier, an English privateer who visited Australia's northwest coast in 1688 and again in 1699. "The Inhabitants of this Country are the miserablest People in the World," he claimed in a best-seller about his adventures. "Their Eye-lids are always half closed, to keep the...
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Encountering Terra Australis: The Australian Voyages of Nicolas Baudin and ...

F. J. Fornasiero, Peter Monteath, John West-Sooby - Science - 2004 - 411 pages
...experience of the indigenous population could hardly have been more different from that of Quirós. The Inhabitants of this Country are the miserablest People in the World . . . setting aside their Humane Shape, they differ but little from Brutes. They are tall, strait-bodied,...
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The Old Country: Australian Landscapes, Plants and People

George Seddon - Gardening - 2005 - 270 pages
...much-quoted passage in which he compared them unfavourably with the Hottentots of south-western Africa: 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 Humane Shape, they differ but little from Brutes.7...
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Early Sociology of Religion, Volume 4

Turner B S Staff - 2004 - 384 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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