Narrative of the Voyage of H.M.S. Rattlesnake, Commanded By the Late Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S. Etc. During the Years 1846-1850. eBook

John MacGillivray
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Fate of Kennedy’s Expedition. 
Sail on our Third Northern Cruise. 
Excursion on Moreton Island. 
History of Discoveries on the South-East Coast of New Guinea and the
Louisiade Archipelago, from 1606 to 1846. 
Find the Shores of the Louisiade protected by a Barrier Reef. 
Beautiful appearances of Rossel Island. 
Pass through an opening in the Reef, and enter Coral Haven. 
Interview with Natives on Pig Island. 
Find them treacherously disposed. 
Their mode of Fishing on the Reefs. 
Establish a system of Barter alongside the Ship. 
Description of the Louisiade Canoes, and mode of management. 
Find a Watering Place on South-East Island. 
Its Scenery and Productions. 
Suspicious conduct of the Natives. 
Their Ornaments, etc. described.

CHAPTER 1.6.

Leave Coral Haven. 
Brierly Island. 
Communication with the Natives. 
Description of their Huts. 
Bartering for Yams and Cocoa-nuts. 
Suspicious conduct of the Natives. 
They attack the Surveying Boats. 
Calvados Group. 
Further communication with the Inhabitants. 
Stay at Duchateau Islands. 
Their Productions. 
Proceedings there. 
Duperre Islands. 
Unable to find Anchorage. 
Pass out to Sea, and proceed to the Westward. 
Western termination of the Louisiade Archipelago. 
Reach the Coast of New Guinea.

CHAPTER 1.7.

Brumer Islands. 
Catamarans and Canoes. 
Friendly relations with the Natives of New Guinea. 
Are well received at their Village. 
Tatooing and Dress of the Women. 
The Huts described. 
Large Canoe from the Mainland. 
Tassai ladies return our visit. 
The Natives described. 
Their Weapons, Ornaments, Food, etc
Cul de Sac de l’Orangerie, and Communication with the Natives. 
Redscar Bay and its Inhabitants. 
Leave the Coast of New Guinea. 
Arrive at Cape York.

CHAPTER 1.8.

Rescue a white Woman from Captivity among the Natives. 
Her History. 
Bramble and boats complete the Survey of Torres Strait. 
Wini and the Mulgrave Islanders. 
Intercourse with the Cape York Natives. 
Nearly quarrel with them at a night dance. 
Witness a Native fight. 
Discover some fine country. 
Incidents of our stay. 
Many new Birds found. 
Remarks on the Climate, etc. of Cape York.

APPENDIX.

Observations on the temperature of the sea, made during the voyage of
H.M.S.  Rattlesnake, December 1846 to July 1847, by lieutenant J. Dayman,
R.N.

Abstracts of meridian distances measured during the voyage of H.M.S. 
Rattlesnake, 1847 to 1850, by Captain Owen Stanley, R.N., F.R.S., And
lieutenant C.B.  Yule, R.N.

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