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CONTENTS OF VOL. II.
Distribution of Aboriginal tribes of Cape York and Torres Strait--Mode of warfare illustrated--Their social condition--Treatment of the women--Prevalence of infanticide--Education of a child--Mode of scarifying the body--Initiation to manhood--Their canoes, weapons, and huts--Dress of the women--Food of the natives--Mode of fishing--Capture of the turtle and dugong described--Yams and mode of culture--Edible roots, fruits, &c.--No recognised chieftainship-- Laws regarding property in land--Belief in transmigration of souls--Their traditions--Diseases and modes of treatment--Burial ceremonies...............1
Sail from Cape York--Mount Ernest described--Find Kulkalega tribe on Sue Island--Friendly reception at Darnley Island, and proceedings there--Bramble Cay and its turtle--Stay at Redscar Bay--Further description of the natives, their canoes, &c.--Pass along the South-east coast of New Guinea--Call at Duchateau Islands--Passage to Sydney--Observations on Geology and Ethnology--Origin of the Australians considered...............33
Death of Captain Stanley--Sail for England--Arrive at the Bay of Islands--Kororareka--Falls of the Keri-Keri--Passage across the South Pacific--Oceanic birds--Stay at the Falkland Islands--Settlement of Stanley--Call at Berkeley Sound--Lassoing cattle--Resume our homeward voyage--Call at Horta in the Azores--The caldeira of Fayal--Arrive in England...............84
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ACCOUNT OF MR. E. B. KENNEDY'S EXPEDITION.
Narrative of Mr. W. Camm--Statement of Jackey-Jackey--Dr. Vallack's statement--Extracts from Mr. T. B. Simpson's Log...............119
COMPARATIVE VOCABULARY of two of the Languages of the Neighbourhood of Cape York.............277
COMPARATIVE VOCABULARY of three of the Languages of the South-East Coast of New Guinea and the Louisiade Archipelago.............317
REMARKS on the Vocabularies of the Voyage of the Rattlesnake, by R. G. LATHAM. M. D.............331
CATALOGUE of the Birds of the North-East Coast of Australia and Torres Strait.............355
On the Mollusca collected by Mr. Macgillivray during the Voyage of the Rattlesnake, by Professor EDWARD FORBES, F. R. S.............360
DESCRIPTIONS of some new species of Annulosa collected by Mr. Macgillivray during the Voyage of H. M. S. Rattlesnake, by ADAM WHITE, Esq., F. L. S.............387
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LIST OF PLATES.
Natives of Redscar Bay, New Guinea . . . Frontispiece
Funeral Screen, Mount Ernest.... to face p. 37
Interior of Darnley Island Hut. . . . . . 47
New Shells. . . . . . to face p. 375
New Shells. . . . . . . . 381
New Insects.... . . . . 387
New Crabs........ 391
CHART of Torres Strait, New Guinea, and Louisiade Archipelago.
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