Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia eBook

Philip Parker King
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 366 pages of information about Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia.


Chapter 1. 
Intended mode of proceeding, and departure from Port Jackson. 
Visit Twofold Bay. 
Natives seen. 
Passage through Bass Strait and along the South Coast to King George the
Third’s Sound. 
Transactions there. 
Voyage to the North-West Cape, and Survey of the Coast between the
North-West Cape and Depuch Island, including the examinations of Exmouth
Gulf, Curlew River, and Dampier’s Archipelago. 
Loss of Anchors, and Interview with the Natives. 
Remarks upon Dampier’s account of Rosemary Island, and of the Island upon
which he landed.

Chapter 2. 
Examination of Rowley’s Shoals, and Passage to the North Coast. 
Survey of Goulburn Islands, Mountnorris and Raffles Bays. 
Meet a Malay Fleet, and communicate with one of the Proas. 
Explore Port Essington. 
Attacked by Natives in Knocker’s Bay. 
Anchor in Popham Bay. 
Visit from the Malays. 
Examination of Van Diemen’s Gulf, including Sir George Hope’s Islands and
Alligator Rivers. 
Survey of the Northern Shore of Melville Island, and Apsley Strait. 
Interview with the Natives of Luxmore Head. 
Procure wood at Port Hurd. 
Clarence Strait. 
Leave the Coast, and arrival at Timor.

Chapter 3. 
Transactions at Coepang. 
Procure Water and Refreshments. 
Description of the Town and Productions of the Island. 
Account of the Trepang Fishery on the coast of New Holland. 
Departure from Timor, and return to the North-west Coast. 
Montebello Islands, and Barrow Island. 
Leave the Coast. 
Ship’s company attacked with Dysentery. 
Death of one of the crew. 
Bass Strait, and arrival at Port Jackson. 
Review of the Proceedings of the Voyage.

Chapter 4. 
Visit to Van Diemen’s Land, and examination of the entrance of Macquarie
Anchor in Pine Cove and cut wood. 
Description of the Trees growing there. 
Return to the entrance, and water at Outer Bay. 
Interview with the Natives, and Vocabulary of their language. 
Arrive at Hobart Town, and return to Port Jackson.

Chapter 5. 
Departure from Port Jackson, and commence a running survey of the East
Examinations of Port Macquarie and the River Hastings in company with the
Lady Nelson, colonial brig, and assisted by Lieutenant Oxley, R.N., the
Surveyor-general of the Colony. 
Leave Port Macquarie. 
The Lady Nelson returns with the Surveyor-general to Port Jackson. 
Enter the Barrier-reefs at Break-sea Spit. 
Discover Rodd’s Bay. 
Visit the Percy Islands. 
Pass through Whitsunday Passage, and anchor in Cleveland Bay. 
Wood and water there. 
Continue the examination of the East Coast towards Endeavour River;
anchoring progressively at Rockingham Bay, Fitzroy Island, Snapper
Island, and Weary Bay. 
Interview with the Natives at Rockingham Bay, and loss of a boat off Cape
Arrival off Endeavour River.

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