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 567 pages of information about Narrative of a Survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia.


Chapter 1. 
Survey upon the mermaid. 
Purchase another vessel. 
New establishment. 
Departure on the fourth voyage, accompanied by a merchant-ship
     bound through Torres Strait. 
Discovery of an addition to the crew. 
Pass round Breaksea Spit, and steer up the East Coast. 
Transactions at Percy Island. 
Enormous sting-rays. 
Pine-trees serviceable for masts. 
Joined by a merchant brig. 
Anchor under Cape Grafton, Hope Islands, and Lizard Island. 
Natives at Lizard Island. 
Cape Flinders. 
Visit the Frederick’s wreck. 
Surprised by natives. 
Mr. Cunningham’s description of the drawings of the natives in
     a cavern on Clack’s Island. 
Anchor in Margaret Bay, and under Cairncross Island. 
Accident, and loss of anchors. 
Pass through Torres Strait, and visit Goulburn Island. 
Affair with the natives. 
The Dick parts company.

Chapter 2. 
Passage from Cape Van Diemen to Careening Bay. 
Not finding water, visit Prince Regent’s River, and procure it
     from the Cascade. 
Farther examination of the river. 
Amphibious mud-fish. 
Anchor in Halfway Bay, and explore Munster Water and Hanover Bay
     in a boat. 
Visit Hanover Bay, and procure water and fish. 
Interview with natives. 
The surgeon speared. 
Retaliate upon them, and capture their rafts and weapons. 
Description of their implements. 
Port George the Fourth. 
Islands to the westward. 
Red Island of Captain Heywood. 
Strong tides. 
Camden Bay. 
Buccaneer’s Archipelago. 
Cygnet Bay. 
Dangerous situation of the brig. 
High and rapid tides. 
Cape Leveque. 
Examination of the coast to Cape Latouche Treville. 
Remarkable effect of mirage. 
Leave the coast for Mauritius. 
Voyage thither. 
Arrival at Port Louis. 
Some account of the island.

Chapter 3. 
Departure from Port Louis. 
Voyage to the South-west Coast of New Holland. 
Anchor in King George the Third’s Sound. 
Occurrences there. 
Visited by the Natives. 
Our intercourse with them. 
Descriptions of their weapons and other implements. 
Vocabulary of their language. 
Meteorological and other observations. 
Edible plants. 
Testaceous productions.

Chapter 4. 
Leave King George the Third’s Sound, and commence the survey of
     the West Coast at Rottnest Island. 
Another remarkable effect of mirage. 
Anchor under, and land upon Rottnest Island. 
Break an anchor. 
Examine the coast to the northward. 
Cape Leschenault. 
Lancelin Island. 
Jurien Bay. 
Houtman’s Abrolhos. 
Moresby’s Flat-topped Range. 
Red Point. 
Anchor in Dirk Hartog’s Road, at the entrance of Shark’s Bay. 
Occurrences there. 
Examination of the coast to the North-west Cape. 

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