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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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1606: An Epic Adventure

Evan McHugh - History - 2006 - 232 pages
...having neither boats nor iron. The inhabitants he regarded as 'the miserablest people in the world . . . who have no houses, and skin garments, sheep, poultry, and fruits of the earth, ostrich eggs, etc'. Though his European ideas about quality of life rendered his impressions of them unfavourable,...
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Original Australians: Story of the Aboriginal people

Josephine Flood - History - 2006 - 320 pages
...and produced another book. Dampier paints a grim picture of the arid northwest and its naked people: The inhabitants of this country are the miserablest people in the world. The Hodmadods 5 [Hottentots of Africa] . . . for wealth are gentlemen to these. They have no houses, or skin garments,...
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Animal Nation: The True Story of Animals and Australia

Adrian Franklin - History - 2006 - 262 pages
...willingness to discover some mutually advantageous trading terms with the visitors. But he was disappointed: The inhabitants of this country are the miserablest People in the world. The Hodtnadods of Monotnatapa, though a nasty People, yet for Wealth are Gentlemen to these; who have no...
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Strangers in the South Seas: The Idea of the Pacific in Western Thought : an ...

Richard Lansdown - Travel - 2006 - 429 pages
...by William Dampier's description of the indigenous inhabitants of Western Australia quoted earlier: "The Inhabitants of this Country are the miserablest People in the World. . . . Setting aside their Humane Shape, they differ but little from Brutes." So the Aborigines appeared...
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Maritime Exploration in the Age of Discovery, 1415-1800

Ronald S. Love - History - 2006 - 195 pages
...extraordinarily shy; though the Inhabitants cannot trouble them much having neither Boats nor Iron. The Inhabitants of this Country are the miserablest People in the World. . . . [They] have no Houses, and skin Garments, Sheep, Poultry, and Fruits of the Earth, Ostrich Eggs,...
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Frontiere del racconto: letteratura di viaggio e romanzo in Inghilterra ...

Riccardo Capoferro - Literary Criticism - 2007 - 237 pages
...Inhabitants of this Country are thè miserablest People in thè World. The Hodmadods of Monomatopa, though a nasty People, yet for Wealth are Gentlemen...Houses and Skin Garments, Sheep, Poultry, and Fruits of thè Earth, Ostrich Eggs, etc., as thè Hodmadods have: and setting aside their humane Shape, they...
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Possessing the Pacific

Stuart Banner - History - 2007 - 388 pages
...theme. The tone was set by William Dampier, who washed up on the north coast of Australia in 1688. "The Inhabitants of this Country are the miserablest People in the World," Dampier reported when he got back to England. "Setting aside their Humane Shape, they differ but little...
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The North American Review

1850
...are * King, II. ISO. vOL. LXX. — NO. 146. 15 the miser-ablest people in the world. The Hodroadods 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 They have great bottle-noses,...
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