Narrative of an Expedition

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Libraries Board of South Australia, 1849 - 125 עמודים
 

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עמוד 85 - They went away then a little way, and came back again, throwing spears all around, more than they did before: very large spears. I pulled out the spear at once from Mr Kennedy's back, and cut out the jag with Mr Kennedy's knife; then Mr Kennedy got his gun and snapped, but the gun would not go off. The blacks sneaked all along by the trees, and speared Mr Kennedy again in the right leg, above the knee a little, and I got speared over the eye, and the blacks were now throwing their spears all ways,...
עמוד 85 - Mr. Kennedy, are you going to leave me ?" and he said, " Yes, my boy, I am going to leave you ;" he said, " I am very bad, Jackey ; you take the books, Jackey, to the captain, but not the big ones, the Governor will give anything for them ;" I then tied up the papers : he then said, 11 Jackey, give me paper and I will write...
עמוד 85 - Kennedy got his gun and snapped, but it would not go off. The blacks sneaked all along by the trees, and speared Mr. Kennedy again in the right leg, above the knee a little, and I got speared over the eye ; and the blacks were now throwing their spears all ways, never giving over, and shortly again speared Mr. Kennedy in the right side. There were large jags to the spears, and I cut them out and put them into my pocket.
עמוד 85 - Don't look far away,' as I thought he would be frightened. I asked him often, ' Are you well now ? ' and he said, ' I don't care for the spear- wound in my leg, Jacky ; but for the other two spear- wounds in my side and back,' and said,
עמוד 54 - On these flats ant-hills occurred, and in their vicinity there was seldom much grass. The grasses generally growing there were annual kinds. It was Mr. Kennedy's opinion that the creek we crossed this morning joined the river we left on the 16th, and formed the Mitchell, although the country hereabouts did not resemble the banks of the Mitchell, as described by Leichhardt; but the appearance of the country varies so much every few miles, particularly to the westward, that it is impossible to support...
עמוד 87 - I asked her for eggs, she gave me turtle's eggs, and I gave her a burning glass; she pointed to the ship which I had seen before ; I was very frightened of seeing the black men all along here, and when I was on the rock cooeying, and murry murry glad when the boat came for me.
עמוד 87 - I came to a very large river, and a large lagoon ; plenty of alligators in the lagoon, about tenj miles from Port Albany. I now got into the ridges by sundown, and went up a tree and saw Albany Island ; then next morning at four o'clock, I went on as hard as I could go, all the way down, over fine clear ground, fine iron bark timber, and plenty of good grass. I went on round the point...
עמוד 76 - Others lay on their backs on the long grass, and were working their way towards us, unnoticed as they supposed. Goddard and myself stood with our guns in readiness and our pistols by our sides for about two hours, when I fell from excessive weakness. When I got up we thought it best to send them away at once, or stand our chance of being speared in the attempt, both of us being unable to stand any longer. We presented our guns at the two by our side, making signs to them to send the others away,...
עמוד 16 - ... shells. After I had carefully examined all these things I left them where I found them. In the centre of the camp were four large ovens, for cooking their food. These ovens were constructed by digging a hole in the ground, about three feet in diameter, and two feet deep. The hole is then filled to within six inches of the top with smooth, hard, loose, stones, on which a fire is kindled, and kept burning till the stones are well heated. Their food, consisting principally of shell and other fish,...
עמוד 72 - December.—Early this morning I was up, straining my eyes to catch a view of the bay, and at length saw the schooner standing in to the shore, and during the forenoon a BOAT was LOWERED. I now made quite certain they were coming for us, and thinking they might come up the creek in the boat for some distance, I hastened down the...

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