The Aborigines of Victoria/Volume 2
Pulpit Rock, Cape Schanck.
"A black rook rears its bosom o'er the spray,
The haunt of birds, a desert to mankind.
There shrilly to the passing oar is heard
The startled echo of the ocean bird.
Who rears on his bare breast her callow brood,
The feather'd fishers of the solitude."
ABORIGINES OF VICTORIA:
NOTES RELATING TO THE HABITS
Natives of other Parts of Australia and Tasmania.
COMPILED FROM VARIOUS SOURCES FOR
THE GOVERNMENT OF VICTORIA
R. BROUGH SMYTH,
F.L.S., F.G.S., ASSOC. INST. C.E., MEM. GEO. SOC. OF FRANCE, HON. CORR. MEM. SOC. OF ARTS AND
SCIENCES OF UTRECHT, BOSTON SOC. OF NAT. HIST., ISIS SOC. OF DRESDEN,
ETC., ETC., ETC.
JOHN FERRES, GOVERNMENT PRINTER.
PUBLISHED ALSO BY GEORGE ROBERTSON, LITTLE COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE.
TRÜBNER AND CO., 57 AND 59 LUDGATE HILL; AND GEORGE ROBERTSON,
17 WARWICK SQUARE.
|List of Illustrations||v|
|Language.—Onomatopœia.—Words formed after the advent of the whites.—Sign-language.—Sanscrit roots.— Words resembling English.— Languages named after the negative.—Tables illustrative of the languages spoken by the natives of Victoria.—Pronouns.—Numeral adjectives.—Comparison of the language spoken in Victoria with the dialects of Moreton Bay, Dippil, Kamilaroi, Bulloo Creek, Lake Macquarie, Cornu tribe, Adelaide, Port Lincoln, Croker Island, Adelaide River, King George's Sound, Swan River, &c.—Sameness of personal pronouns.—Numerals.—Interjections, cries, terms of abuse, &c.—Language of the natives of Lake Tyers in Gippsland—Lake Wellington, Gippsland—Brabrolong, Gippsland—Lake Hindmarsh—Western district.—Lists of words compiled by the Local Guardians of Aborigines.—Inflections.— Vocabularies.—Yarra Yarra and other tribes.—Native names of trees, shrubs, plants, &c.—Native names of localities and natural features in Victoria||1|
|Appendices.—A. Notes and Anecdotes of the Aborigines of Australia, by Philip Chauncy, J.P., District Surveyor at Ballarat||221|
|B. Traditions of the Australian Aborigines on the Namoi, Barwan, and other Tributaries of the Darling, communicated by the Rev. William Ridley, M.A., &c.||285|
|C. Notes on the Natives of Australia, by Albert A. C. Le Souëf||289|
|D. Notes on the Aborigines of Cooper's Creek, by Alfred W. Howitt, F.G.S., P.M. and Warden, Bairnsdale||300|
|E. Notes relating to the Aborigines of Australia, by the late John Moore Davis||310|
|F. Notes on the System of Consanguinity and Kinship of the Brabrolong Tribe, North Gippsland, by A. W. Howitt, F.G.S., P.M. and Warden, Bairnsdale||323|
|G. Notes on the Language and Customs of the Tribe inhabiting the country known as Kotoopna, by William Locke||333|
|H. Hunting the Blacks, by the late A. F. A. Greeves||336|
|I. The Crania of the Natives, by Professor Halford, of the Melbourne University||340|
|The Aborigines of Tasmania.—Physical character.—Mental characteristics.—Numbers.—Birth, &c.—Marriage.—Death and burial.—Encampments, &c.—Food.—Diseases.—Dress and ornaments.—Weapons.—Implements.—Canoes.—Stone implements.—Fire.—Language||379|