Journals of Expeditions of Discovery Into Central Australia, and Overland from Adelaide to King George's Sound, in the Years 1840-1: Sent by the Colonists of South Australia, with the Sanction and Support of the Government: Including an Account of the Manners and Customs of the Aborigines and the State of Their Relations with Europeans, כרך 2

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T. and W. Boone, 1845
 

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עמוד 176 - SIR, — I have the honour to report, for the information of his Excellency...
עמוד 503 - I should not, without the most extreme reluctance, admit that nothing can be done ; that with respect to them alone the doctrines of Christianity must be inoperative, and the advantages of civilization incommunicable. I cannot acquiesce in the theory that they are incapable of improvement, and that their extinction, before the advance of the white settler, is a necessity which it is impossible to control. I recommend them to your protection and favourable consideration, with the greatest earnestness,...
עמוד 496 - I would submit, therefore, that it is necessary, from the moment the Aborigines of this country are declared British subjects, they should, as far as possible, be taught that the British laws are to supersede their own...
עמוד 320 - Few women will be found upon examination, to be free from frightful scars upon the head, or the marks of spearwounds about the body. I have seen a young woman who, from the number of these marks, appeared to have been almost riddled with spear wounds.
עמוד 503 - I cannot conclude this despatch without expressing my sense of the importance of the subject of it, and my hope that your experience may enable you to suggest some general plan by which we may acquit ourselves of the obligations which we owe towards this helpless race of beings.
עמוד 119 - It appears to me certain, from the result of these different attempts, that there is no country eastward of the high land extending north from Mount Bryan, as far as Mount Hopeless, a distance of about three hundred miles, as far as the meridian of 141° (and probably much beyond it), available for either -agricultural or pastoral purposes ; and that, though there may be occasional spots of good land at the base of the main range on the sources of the numerous creeks flowing from thence towards the...
עמוד 295 - These districts are again parcelled out among the individual members of the tribe. Every male has some portion of land, of which he can always point out the exact boundaries. These properties are subdivided by a father among his sons during his own lifetime, and descend in almost hereditary succession. A man can dispose of or barter his land to others ; but a female never inherits, nor has primogeniture among the sons any peculiar rights or advantages.
עמוד 3 - Around the camp lay scattered the harness of the horses, and the remains of the stores that had been the temptation to this fatal deed. As soon as the horses were caught, and secured, I left Wylie to make a fire, whilst I proceeded to examine into the state of our baggage, that I might decide upon our future proceedings. Among the principal things carried off by the natives, were, the whole of our baked bread, amounting to twenty pounds weight, some mutton, tea and sugar, the overseer's tobacco and...
עמוד 296 - Aborigines in no instance cultivate the soil, but subsist entirely by hunting and fishing, and on the wild roots they find in certain localities (especially the common fern), with occasionally a little wild honey, indigenous fruits being exceedingly rare. The whole race is divided into tribes, more or less numerous according to circumstances, and designated from the localities they inhabit ; for although universally a wandering race, with respect to places of habitation, their wanderings are circumscribed...

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