The first major study of Aboriginal cross-cultural exchanges with the Burke and Wills expedition of 1860-61.
Introduction: a Yandruwandha perspective
Responding to Yandruwandha: a contemporary Howitt's experience
1. The Aboriginal legacy of the Burke and Wills Expedition: an introduction
2. The members of the Victorian Exploring Expedition and their prior experience of Aboriginal peoples
3. 'Exploring is a killing game only to those who do not know anything about it': William Lockhart Morton and other contemporary views about the Victorian Exploring Expedition and its fate
4. The use and abuse of Aboriginal ecological knowledge
5. The Aboriginal contribution to the expedition, observed through Germanic eyes
Appendix 5.1 Extracts from the 1861 Anniversary Address of the Royal Society of Victoria delivered by the President, His Excellency Sir Henry Barkly KCB on 8 April 1861
Appendix 5.2 English translation of Beckler H (1867) Corrobori: Ein Beitrag zur Kenntnis der Musik bei den australischen Ureinwohnernn Globus 13, 82-84
6. Language notes connected to the journey of the expedition as far as the Cooper
7. Burke and Wills and the Aboriginal people of the Corner Country
8. 'Devil been walk about tonight - not devil belonging to blackfellow, but white man devil. Methink Burke and Wills cry out tonight "What for whitefellow not send horses and grub?" An examination of Aboriginal oral traditions of colonial explorers
9. How did Burke die?
10. Telling and retelling national narratives
11. The influence of Aboriginal country on artist and naturalist Ludwig Becker of the Victorian Exploring Expedition: Mootwingee, 1860-1861
12. If I belong here ... how did that come to be?
13. Alfred Howitt and the erasure of Aboriginal history
14. Remembering Edwin J. Welch: surveyor to Howitt's contingent exploration party
15. 'We have received news from the blacks': Aboriginal messengers and their reports of the Burke relief expedition (1861-1862) led by John McKinlay
16. William Landsborough's expedition of 1862 from Carpentaria to Victoria in search of Burke and Wills: exploration with native police troopers and Aboriginal guides
17. 'I suppose this will end in our having to live like the blacks for a few months': reinterpreting the history of Burke and Wills.
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