CHAPTER 5. FROM WATER PEAK TO PERTH.
(Mr. Walker’s party.)
Party sent in search from
Return with Charles woods.
Second party in search, under Mr. Roe.
Arrival of Mr. Walker at Perth.
Narrative of their proceedings from water peak.
Extreme distress from hunger and thirst.
Death of Mr. Smith.
Timely discovery of the rest by Mr. Roe.
Mr. Roe’s report.
CHAPTER 6. SUMMARY OF DISCOVERIES.
Rivers and mountain ranges discovered.
Districts of babbage and Victoria.
Mr. Moore’s voyage to Houtman’s Abrolhos and port grey.
District to the north of Perth.
CHAPTER 7. VOYAGE HOMEWARDS.
CHAPTER 8. THE OVERLANDERS.
Class of persons.
Their mode of life.
Sudden accumulation of wealth.
Effects of their enterprises.
Magnitude of their operations.
Rapid increase of wealth in new settlements.
Spread of stock stations.
Course of the Overlanders through Australia.
Communication between southern and western Australia.
General consequences of the spread of commerce and emigration.
CHAPTER 9. NATIVE LANGUAGE.
Radically the same throughout the continent.
Causes of A contrary opinion.
Difference of dialects.
Causes of error in former enquirers.
CHAPTER 10. THEIR TRADITIONAL LAWS.
Errors of theoretical writers
regarding the savage state.
Complex laws of savage life.
Considerations on their origin.