Narrative of the surveying voyage of H.M.S. Fly, commanded by Captain F.P. Blackwood, R.N. in Torres Strait, New Guinea, and other islands of the Eastern archipelago, during the years 1842-1846 ; together with an excursion into the interior of the eastern part of Java, vol.1
- Jukes, J. Beete (Joseph Beete)
- Print Source:
- London: T. and W. Boone, 1847
- Publication Info:
- Ithaca, New York: Cornell University Library
- Table of Contents:
- Chapter I. : Capricorn Group-Structure of a Coral Island-Number of Birds and Turtle-One Tree Island-Heron Island-Wreck Island-Swain's Reefs-Gale of Wind and Dangerous Anchorage-Number of Animals in a Dead Coral Block-Anchor Foul Among Coral Rocks-Damage to Ship's Bows.Chapter II. : Port Bowen- Boat Cruise to its Head- Walk to Shoalwater Bay-Interview with Natives-Friendly Communication-Cruise in the Pinnace to West Hill.Chapter III. : Cape Upstart -Geological Structure-Pumice Pebbles-Excusrion to Cape Cleveland-Interview with Natives-Granite Dyke-Excursion Across Upstart Bay-Ascend Mangrove Inlet-Interview with Natives-Friendly Demeanour- Excursion up Wickham River-Interviw with Natives-Two Tribes-Uproar at Metting-Friendly Walk-Gentle Manners-Return Down River-Character of Neighbouring Country-Return to Ship-Leave Cape Upstart.Chapter IV. : Rockingham Bay- Gould Island- Mount Hinchinbrook- Passage into Halifax Bay- Range of Hills on Mainland- Streams of Fresh Water- Natives at First Friendly Afterwards Hostile- List of Native Words- Endeavour River- Geological Structure- LIzard Island- Granitic Pumice Pebbles- Sleep on its Summit- See out Shadows in the Fog- Commence the Survey of the Nothern end of the Barrier Reefs- Cape Melville- Apparent Friendship but Treacherous Attack of Natives- Aspect of Reefs- Deep Water Outside- Land on Cape Direction- Treachery of Natives- Death of Bayley.Chapter V. : Two Wrecks on the Barrier- Appearance of Scurvy- Fall in with Merchantmen and Supplies- Beauty of Coral Reefs- Grandeur of Surf- Night Scene from the Wreck of the Martha Ridgway- Sir C. Hardy's Islands and Capre Grenville- Raine's Islet- Murray Islands- Mount Adolphus- Booby Island.Chapter VI. : Cape York- Native Tombs- Evans' Bay- Hut and Bundle of Bones- Meeting with Natives- Their Characters- Another Party of a Different Tribe- Comatulae- Method of Preserving Echinodermata- Habits of Lingula- Possession Islands- Megapodius Mounds- Port Lihou- The N.W. Monsoon- Isands of Torres Strait- Geological Structure- Turtle-Backed Island- Migration of Birds."Chapter VII. : Isalnd of Oomaga- Interview with Natives- Damood- Interview with Natives- Their Houses, Gardens, Water-Holes- Curious Pipe- Masseed- Interview with Natives- Old Garia- Houses- Curious Carving of Bird and Fish- Darnley Island, or Erroob- Its Aspect- Interview with Natives- Their Houses, Gardens, Tortoise-Sheel Masks, WIgs, Bows and Arrows, Drum, Images, Yams, Tobacco, Sugar-Cane- Walk Over the Island- Its Volcanic Origin- Heights by Barometric Measurement- Numerals Used by the People.""Chapter VIII. : The Murray Islands- Friendliness if the People- Purchase of Skulls- Search after a ""Barreet""- Geological Structure of the Murray Islands, Erroob and Caedha- Volcanic Origin- Second Visit to Erroob- Way of ising the Bow- Doodegab's Sisters- New Guinea Called Dowdee by the Erroobians- Names of Places in Dowdee- Anchor off Bristow Isalnd on the South Coast of New Guinea- Low Muddy Shore- Canoes- Mouth of a Large River- A bosy of Five Hundred Natives Seen- Two Boats sent Away- Anchor under Bramble key- Return to new Guinea Coast- Ship's Cutter Nearly Swamped- Gale of Wind- Anxiety for our Boats- Aird's Hill. ""Chapter IX. Search after the Missing Boats- Cruise in the First Gig- Enter a River- Interview with Natives at its Mouth- Penetrate fifteen miles into the Country- Meet a Larger Tribe, and see a Large Native House- Return- Shoot a ""Cuscus""- Heavy rollers on the Sand-Banks off the Mouth of the Opening- Return to the Ship- No news of the Boats- Farther search for them.""Chapter X. : Landing at Erroob- Excitemnet among the Natives- Visit Seewai, and bring him on Board- Promises to Accompnay us, but Dissuaded by his Family- Drying a Dead Child-Seewai and Mammoos at War- Skirmish Among the Natives- Some places said to be ""Galla"" (Tabooed?)- Mammoos Promises to Accompany us, but backs out- Apparent Dread of New Guinea- We Resolve to Return and Lighten the Prince George, in order to take her into the Rivers.""Chapter XI. : Take the prince George into a river at Lat. 7 50'- Large Villages- Skirmish with the Natives- Land and Examine an Immense House- Bring off Skulls and Curiosities- Shoot two Pigs- Proceed up River, but stoppped by bad Weather and Shoal Water, See other Villages and Many Natives and Canoes-Return to Vessle-Damp Character of Country-Delta of Large River- Best Probable Method of Penetrating the Interior of New Guinea.""Chapter XII. : Last Visit to Erroob- Seewai Gives us News of Our Missing Boats- Return to Cape York for Water- Find Intelligence of our Missing Boats at the Post Office at Booby Island- They have goen to Port Essington- Two Wrecks happened Recently, of which the Crews and Passengers are Likewise gone to Port Essington- Notes on the Important of Post in Torres Strait.""Chapter XIII. : Extent of the Barrier Reefs- The Inner and Outer Routes- General Faeatures of an ""Individual Coral Reef""- Modes in which these Reefs are Grouped- The Reefs of the Great Barrier Divded into Three Kinds:- First, Linear or Barrier Reefs; Second, Detached Reefs; Third, Inner Reefs- Form and Extent of the Great Barrier Reefs-Likeness to a Submarine Fortification- Normal form of the Great Reef-Mass- Variations from that Form- The Coral Conglomerate and Pumice Pebbles of the North-East Coast of Australia- Structure of Raine's Islet- Singular Mass of Points above High Water Mark-All Prove Stationary Condition of NorthEast Coast for Long Period of Time- Mr. Darwin's Theory Applied to the Great Barrier- Explanation Through it of both the General Form, The Normal COndition, and the Occasional Exception and Variations.""Chapter XIV. : First Visit to Port Essington in Aigust, 1843- General Aspect of the Country and Settlement- Geological Structure, Sterility, Unhealthiness- Native Tribes- Second Visit in September, 1844- Third Visit in January, 1845- Arrival of a New Party- Prahus Collecting Trepang- Method of Fishing for, and of Preparing Trepang- Capabilities of Port Essington- Totally Unfit for Agricultural Pursuits- No Advantage for Commerce- Inconveniently Situated as a Habour of Refuge- Fourth Visit in June, 1845- Contrast between the Vegetation of Port Essington and Cape York- Deaths among the New Party- Political Reasons for Reataining Port Essington. ""Chapter XV. : Coupang, Timor- Aspect of Country, and of the Town- Money Transactions- Refreshments- The Church, School, and Schoolmaster- Chinese- Malay Rajahs- Appearance of the People- Pirates- Aborigines- Church Service in Malay- Excursion up the Valley- View of the Interior- Geological Structure- Raised Coral Reef.""Chapter XVI. : Aspect of South East end of Sandalwood Island- Alass Strait- Character of the Shores of Sumbawa and Lombock- Lombock Peak- Approacj to the Strait of Madura- Apect of Madura and Java- Sourabaya, Its extent and General Aspect- Monetary Affairs- Anecdotes of the People- Excursion to Grissek- Hire a House- Kindness of the Resident- Preparation for a Tour- Varied Population of the Town."