Journals of Two Expeditions of Discovery in North-West and Western Australia, Volume 2 eBook

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CHAPTER 15.  SONGS AND POETRY.

General practice of singing
Song of an old man in wrath
Poets
Traditional songs
Native opinion of European singing
Examples of songs for various occasions
Influence of songs in rousing the angry passions of the men.

CHAPTER 16.  FUNERAL CEREMONIES, SUPERSTITIONS, AND REMARKABLE CUSTOMS.

Death and burial of A native near Perth
Burial of A native in the LESCHENAULT district
Custom of lacerating themselves, and watching among the graves
The boyl-yas or native sorcerers
Kaiber’s account of them
Their opinion of the nightmare
Veneration for crystal stones
Circumcision
Other customs.

CHAPTER 17.  CHARACTERISTIC ANECDOTES.

Miago’s imaginary speech as Governor
Warrup’s account of his journey with Mr. Roe
Transactions with the natives in A case of potato stealing
Judicial case of assault.

CHAPTER 18.  INFLUENCE OF EUROPEANS ON THE NATIVES.

Causes why it has not hitherto been beneficial
Wretched state of the native population
Prejudices against them
Evil effects from their ferocious customs remaining unchecked.
Plan for promoting their civilization.

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LIST OF ILLUSTRATIONS.

1.  Native of Western Australia.  Captain Grey, delt.  G. Foggo, Lithographer.  M. and N. Hanhart, Lithographic Printers.

2.  Mount Victoria and Mount Albert.

3.  Glaucus, Sp.

3a.  Janthina.

4.  Cymothoa, Sp.

5.  Stenopteryx, Sp.

6.  Form of basaltic dykes at Gregory’s Valley, St. Helena.

7.  Geological Section from Gregory’s Valley, St. Helena.

8.  Crossing Cattle over the Murray, near Lake Alexandrina.  Drawn on stone by George Barnard from a sketch by G. Hamilton, Esquire.  M. and N. Hanhart, Lithographic Printers, 64 Charlotte Street, Rathbone Place.

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