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Surely the Christian knight, dragging his way across the sands of Palestine, was not more pleased to reach the "Diamond of the Desert" than we were to light upon this charming little oasis, hidden away in the dreary solitude of the ...

Author: David Carnegie

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ISBN: EAN:8596547055594

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Carnegie was an Australian gold prospector who died at a very young age. This book tells the story of his prospecting in the Australian desert, where finding water became almost more important than finding gold.

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Pt. 2, p.35-36; Near Mount Quinn, brush fences set up to trap wallabies, native grave described; p.47-53; Water holes at Mount Luck, native camps; Pt. 5; Notes on previous explorers in the interior; employment of natives by expeditions; ...

Author: David Wynford Carnegie

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ISBN: HARVARD:32044082373382

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Pt. 2, p.35-36; Near Mount Quinn, brush fences set up to trap wallabies, native grave described; p.47-53; Water holes at Mount Luck, native camps; Pt. 5; Notes on previous explorers in the interior; employment of natives by expeditions; Native taken prisoner to act as guide to find water (Victoria Desert); Empress Spring - native camps, native cairns, 8 words listed with meanings; native well near Browne Range; Camp - implements - bark coolamons, wells, wind-breaks, camp lay-out, grindstones, yam sticks, plant foods; kurdaitcha shoes found; physical appearance of natives; method of cooking kangaroo rats, lizards; pearl shell pubic covering traded from coast 500 miles distant, firesticks carried, sporrans or tassels made of various materials; Chap. 11; Natives encountered at Wilsons Cliffs, searching for water, manufacture of chewing ball - native tobacoo; Helena Spring, 7 native words with meanings; Chap. 13; Shelter described, native with scarifications and painted body; native wells; spears, wommeras, shields and short throwing sticks carried by natives (near Southesk Tablelands); native village near Mount Ernest, wurlies, pronounced Jewish features of Aborigines, hair style; Chap. 17; Creek Aborigines treatment of prisoners - chains used; description od corroboree (Emu), body decoration; Appendix to pt. 5; Diagrams and description of weapons; Spears Kimberley and Desert - method of throwing; wommera; tomahawks - Desert; boomerangs; clubs and throwing sticks; shields, quartz knife, ceremonial sticks; rain-making boards, message sticks; brief notes on marriage laws (with tables); p.372; Method of catching ducks; p.374; 12 words with meanings from Sturt Creek area; p.380-411; Encounters with natives west of Mount Webb - wells, notes on trading.

Spinifex and SandSpinifex and Sand



"Spinifex and Sand" is a travelogue by David Wynford Carnegie. In 1896-1897, the Hon. David Wynford Carnegie, born in 1871, the youngest son of the Earl of Southesk, led one of the last great expeditions in the exploration of Australia.

Author: David Wynford Carnegie

Publisher: DigiCat

ISBN: EAN:8596547052913

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"Spinifex and Sand" is a travelogue by David Wynford Carnegie. In 1896-1897, the Hon. David Wynford Carnegie, born in 1871, the youngest son of the Earl of Southesk, led one of the last great expeditions in the exploration of Australia. His route from Lake Darlôt to Halls Creek and return took thirteen months and covered over three thousand miles. Carnegie financed his expedition from the results of a successful gold strike at Lake Darlôt. The following pages profess to be no more than a faithful narrative of five years spent on the goldfields and in the far interior of Western Australia.

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This book has been deemed as a classic and has stood the test of time. The book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations.

Author: David W Carnegie

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ISBN: 9352970136

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Page: 356

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This book has been deemed as a classic and has stood the test of time. The book has been considered by academicians and scholars of great significance and value to literature. This forms a part of the knowledge base for future generations.