A Voyage to Terra Australis : undertaken for the purpose of completing the discovery of that vast country, and prosecuted in the years 1801, 1802, and 1803 in His Majesty's ship the Investigator, and subsequently in the armed vessel Porpoise and Cumberland Schooner; with an account of the shipwreck of the Porpoise, arrival of the Cumberland at Mauritius, and imprisonment of the commander during six years and a half in that island / by Matthew Flinders Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814

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Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814
Subjects
Flinders, Matthew, 1774-1814.; Australia - Discovery and exploration.; Voyages and travels.
Audience
Specialized; Adult
Summary
p.164; 171; (Vanderlin Island (Pellew Group)) Traces of Aborigines; p.172-3; Indications of foreign visitors (Macassans); Stone structure; Remains of bamboo, ship, anchor, rudders; p.183; Evidence of foreign visitors abandoned huts; nothing found under floors; p.188-9; (Chasm Island) - Aboriginal paintings on rocks; p.196-7; (Blue Mud Bay) - Attacked by Aborigines; Aboriginal shot; p.198; Canoe described; Supposes hostility due to contact with Asiatic visitors; p.206-210; (Caledon Bay) - Contact with Aborigines; p.212; Aborigines described; dress; circumcision; weapons; p.213; Evidence of Asian contact; p.214-215; Aboriginal vocabulary; p.223; (Melville Bay) - Pottery and hut on beach; p.2228-233; (English Companys Islands) - Encounter with Macassan praus, under Pobassoo; Detailed account; Description of trepang and Macassan navigation methods; p.233; Pabassoo Island and Malay Roads named p.235; Contact with Aborigines; p.257; Koepang, Timor; Information sought from governor concerning Macassan trepang industry.
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5713716

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