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THE POPULAR SCIENCE MONTHLY.
Carpentaria, representing porpoises, turtles, kangaroos, and a human hand (Fig. 5). At another place in the cave was a figure of a kangaroo followed by thirty-two hunters.
The atlas of the "Voyage of Perron" contains copies of a number of designs by natives of Port Jackson, but none of them are more curious than the one which we reproduce from Mr. Brough Smyth (Fig. 6).
Above are a hunter chasing a swan on the water, two emus with their nest and eggs, a native about to strike a large lizard, and two European houses; below, are nine natives dressed in European clothes, holding native arms in their hands, and executing a war-dance; while in the right-hand corner are an emu, and an Englishman, who, with a whip sticking out from his pocket and wearing hunting-boots, gives his arm to a woman whose ample crinoline fairly indicates the time when the figures were drawn.
These first essays of a barbarous race possess a high interest, and cause us to regret that the circumstances controlling the condition of the people have not permitted them to give their tastes a higher development.—Translated from La Nature.
By M. VÉNUKOFF.
I PROPOSE to point out very briefly certain regions of Europe and Asia which have not yet been explored. Some persons may be surprised to hear Europe spoken of in this sense, but there are considerable parts of that continent of which much of interest is yet to be learned, and concerning which our maps are inexact and our geography