Discoveries in Australia, כרך 1

כריכה קדמית
T. and W. Boone, 1846
Discoveries in Australia : with an account of the coasts and rivers explored and surveyed during the voyage of H.M.S. Beagle, in the years 1837-38-39-40-41-42-43, by command of the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty : also, a narrative of Captain Owen Stanley's visits to the islands in the Arafura Sea.
 

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עמוד 99 - They have no houses, animals, nor poultry; their persons are tall, straight bodied, thin, with long limbs ; they have great heads, round foreheads, and great brows ; their eyelids are always half closed to keep the flies out of their eyes...
עמוד 100 - Their eyelids are always half closed, to keep the flies out of their eyes, they being so troublesome here that no fanning will keep them from coming to one's face, and without the assistance of both hands to keep them off, they will creep into one's nostrils, and mouth too, if the lips are not shut very close.
עמוד 100 - ... nostrils, and mouth too, if the lips are not shut very close. So that from their infancy, being thus annoyed with these insects, they do never open their eyes as other people, and therefore they cannot see far unless they hold up their heads, as if they were looking at somewhat over them.
עמוד 45 - Expedition from the Cape of Good Hope, through the territories of the Chief Moselekatse, to the Tropic of Capricorn.
עמוד 248 - MDCCLXXXVIII. est la derniere d'ou il a fait parvenir de ses nouvelles. Also— Erige au nom de la France par les soins de MM de Bougainville et Du Campier, commandant la fregate La Thetis, et la corvette L'Esperance, en relache au port Jackson, en MDCCCXXV. On the western side — This place, visited by Monsieur de la Perouse in the year MUCCLXXXVIII, is the last whence any accounts of him have been received.
עמוד 6 - Beagle,' under your command, has been fitted out for the purpose of exploring certain parts of the north-west coast of New Holland, and of surveying the best channels in the straits of Bass and Torres, you are hereby required and directed, as soon as she shall be in all respects ready, to repair to Plymouth Sound, in order to obtain a chronometric departure from the west end of the breakwater, and then to proceed, with all convenient expedition, to Santa Cruz, in Teneriffe. " In the voyage there,...
עמוד 450 - At a short distance off, making the most hideous yells, the other savages were dancing round a large fire, before which were placed in a row the heads of their victims ; whilst their decapitated bodies were washing in the surf on the beach, from which they soon disappeared, having been probably washed away by the tide. Sexton and I were then placed in charge of two natives, who covered us with the sail of the canoe, — a sort of mat, — but paid no attention to my wound, which had been bleeding...
עמוד 57 - ... consolidated by the percolation of rainwater. When the wood had decayed, lime was washed into the cylindrical cavities, and became hard, sometimes even like that in a stalactite. The weather is now wearing away the softer rock, and in consequence the casts of roots and branches project above the surface: their resemblance to the stumps of a dead shrubbery was so exact, that, before touching them, we were sometimes at a loss to know which were composed of wood, and which of calcareous matter.
עמוד 131 - Presently, as if to recall to their routine of duty, these upward springing thoughts, the boats were found to be rapidly carried by the stream towards an extensive flat, which appeared to extend right across the opening towards which all eyes had been turned with so much eagerness, and over which the tide was boiling and whirling with great force. To attempt to cross would have been madness; there was nothing, therefore, to be done but patiently await the rising of the tide. The nearest land, a mangrove...
עמוד 451 - The island also produces a small fruit "like a plum with a stone in it," probably a species of Eugenia. The fish were broiled over the ashes of a fire, or boiled in the basin of a large volute, (Valuta Ethiopica), which being rather a scarce shell is of great value to them. " The island of Pullan is covered with low trees and underwood, and the soil is sandy. In the centre of it is a spring, which supplied the whole party with sufficient water for their consumption ; and, as Ireland says, they used...

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