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SURVEY OF THE INTERTROPICAL COASTS
OF AUSTRALIA.



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NARRATIVE OF A SURVEY

OF THE

INTERTROPICAL AND WESTERN

COASTS OF AUSTRALIA.

PERFORMED BETWEEN

THE YEARS 1818 AND 1822.

BY

Captain PHILLIP P. KING, R.N., F.R.S., F.L.S.,
AND MEMBER OF THE ROYAL ASIATIC SOCIETY OF LONDON.

WITH

AN APPENDIX,

CONTAINING

VARIOUS SUBJECTS RELATING TO HYDROGRAPHY AND
NATURAL HISTORY.


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Vol. II. p. 69.


IN TWO VOLUMES,
ILLUSTRATED BY PLATES, CHARTS, AND WOOD-CUTS.

Vol. II.




LONDON:
JOHN MURRAY, ALBEMARLE-STREET.


MDCCCXXVII



LONDON:
Printed by W. CLOWES,
Stamford-Street.



CONTENTS.



VOL. II.


Page

Survey upon the mermaid:—Purchase another vessel:—New establishment:—Departure on the fourth voyage, accompanied by a merchant-ship bound through Torres Strait:—Discovery of an addition to the crew:—Pass round Breaksea Spit, and steer up the East Coast:—Transactions at Percy Island:—Enormous sting-rays:—Pine-trees serviceable for masts:—Joined by a merchant brig:—Anchor under Cape Grafton, Hope Islands, and Lizard Island:—Natives at Lizard Island:—Cape Flinders:—Visit the Frederick's wreck:—Surprised by natives:—Mr. Cunningham's description of the drawings of the natives in a cavern on Clack's Island:—Anchor in Margaret Bay, and under Cairncross Island:—Accident, and loss of anchors:—Pass through Torres Strait, and visit Goulburn Island:—Affair with the natives:—The Dick parts company.

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Passage from Cape Van Diemen to Careening Bay:—Not finding water, visit Prince Regent's River, and procure it from the Cascade:—Farther examination of the river:—Amphibious mud-fish:—Anchor in Halfway Bay, and explore Munster Water and Hanover Bay in a boat:—Visit Hanover Bay, and procure water and fish:—Interview with natives:—The surgeon speared:—Retaliate upon them, and capture their rafts and weapons:—Description of their implements:—Port George the Fourth:—Islands to the westward:—Red Island of Captain Heywood:— Strong tides:—Camden Bay:—Buccaneer's Archipelago:—Cygnet Bay:—Dangerous situation of the brig:—High and rapid tides:—Cape Leveque:—Examination of the coast to Cape Latouche Treville:—Remarkable effect of mirage:—Leave the coast for Mauritius:—Voyage thither:—Arrival at Port Louis:—Refit:—Some account of the island.

39
 

Departure from Port Louis:—Voyage to the South-west Coast of New Holland:—Anchor in King George the Third's Sound:—Occurrences there:—Visited by the Natives:—Our intercourse with them:—Descriptions of their weapons and other implements:—Vocabulary of their language:—Meteorological and other observations:—Edible plants:—Testaceous productions.

118
 

Leave King George the Third's Sound, and commence the survey of the West Coast at Rottnest Island:—Another remarkable effect of mirage:—Anchor under, and land upon Rottnest Island:—Break an anchor:—Examine the coast to the northward:—Cape Leschenault:—Lancelin Island:—Jurien Bay:—Houtman's Abrolhos:—Moresby's Flat-topped Range:—Red Point:—Anchor in Dirk Hartog's Road, at the entrance of Shark's Bay:—Occurrences there:—Examination of the coast to the North-west Cape:—Barrow Island:—Heavy gale off the Montebello Isles:—Rowley's Shoals:—Cape Leveque:—Dangerous situation of the brig among the islands of Buccaneer's Archipelago:—Examination and description of Cygnet Bay:—Lose an anchor, and leave the coast:—Adele Island:—Return to Port Jackson.

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The Bathurst sails for England:—Remarks upon some errors in the hydrography of the south coast of Van Diemen's Land:—King George the Third's Sound:—Passage to the Cape of Good Hope:—Cross the Atlantic, and arrive at Plymouth Sound:—Observations upon the voyages, and conclusion.

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APPENDIX.

A.

Page
Section I.—Of the winds and currents, and description of the ports, islands, and coast between Port Jackson and Breaksea Spit. 248
Section II.—Description of the winds and weather, and of the ports, islands, and coast between Breaksea Spit and Cape York. 258
Section III.—Description of the winds and weather, and of the ports and coast between Wessel's Islands and Clarence Strait. 307
Section IV.—Of the nature of the winds and the description of the coast between Clarence Strait and the North-west Cape. 322
Section V.—Of the winds and weather, and description of the Western Coast between the North-west Cape and Cape Leeuwin. 366
Section VI.—Of the winds and weather upon the South Coast. Directions for King George the Third's Sound, and hydrographical remarks relating to Bass Strait. 377
Section VII.—Description of the shoals and reefs in the neighbourhood of the coasts of Australia. 384
Section VIII.—Directions for the passage within the reefs through Torres Strait. 392
Section IX.—Dip of the magnetic needle. 400
Section X.—Upon the geographical positions of the fixed points of the survey. 404
 

B.

Containing a list and description of the subjects of natural history collected during Captain King's survey of the Intertropical and Western Coasts of Australia. 408
 

C.

Geology. 566
 

D.

Language of the Natives. 631



LIST OF PLATES.



VOL. II.



Entrance of Oyster Harbour, King George the Third's Sound Frontispiece.
View of the Cascade in Prince Regent's River page 46
Weapons, &c., of the Natives of Hanover Bay 68
Chart of Port Cockburn at Melville Island 237
 

Wood Cuts.

 
Natives of Hanover Bay on a Raft Title Page.
Raft of the Natives of Hanover Bay page 69
Weapons and implements of the Natives of King George the Third's Sound 138
 

Plates at the end of the volume, referred to in the Appendix.

Chlamydosaurus Kingii Tab. A
Carpophagus Banksiæ }
Megamerus Kingii
Phasma tiaratum
B
Kingia Australis C