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Author Brown, Robert, 1773-1858.

Title Nature's investigator : the diary of Robert Brown in Australia, 1801-1805 / compiled by T.G. Vallance, D.T. Moore & E.W. Groves
Published Canberra : Australian Biological Resources Study, 2001
Canberra, ACT : Australian Biological Resources Study (Flora), [2001]


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 ADPML SPC  919.4042 Brown Bro/Nit  LIB USE ONLY
Description xii, 666 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 26 cm
regular print
Contents Some notes on the reconstruction of Investigator in Lucky Bay -- Abbreviations used -- Introduction. The beginning of biological exploration ; British settlement in Australia ; A summary of Robert Brown's collecting localities ; Brown's wider interests ; Sources ; The expedition's natural history collections ; The artwork of the voyage ; Conclusion -- Chapter 1. Preparations for the voyage -- Chapter 2. The voyage begins -- Chapter 3. Interlude at the Cape of Good Hope and from there to Australia -- Chapter 4. Brown in south-western Australia -- Chapter 5. The Great Australian Bight -- Chapter 6. The Spencer Gulf area -- Chapter 7. Kangaroo Island and the French encounter -- Chapter 8. Bass Strait, Port Phillip, King Island and Sydney -- Chapter 9. Sydney and neighbourhood, May-June 1802 -- Chapter 10. Circumnavigation of the continent begins -- Chapter 11. Events at Broad Sound -- Chapter 12. Great Barrier Reef and Torres Strait -- Chapter 13. The Gulf of Carpentaria -- Chapter 14. The Sir Edward Pellew Group to Groote Eylandt and Blue Mud Bay -- Chapter 15. Blue Mud Bay to Bremer Island -- Chapter 16. The North Coast -- Chapter 17. The stay at Timor and return to Sydney -- Chapter 18. Sydney and neighbourhood, June-November 1803 -- Chapter 19. Flinders' troubles begin -- Chapter 20. The voyage to Tasmania, Port Dalrymple and Port Phillip -- Chapter 21. Derwent River, February-April 1804 -- Chapter 22. Derwent River, May-August 1804 -- Chapter 23. Back at Sydney, late 1804 -- Chapter 24. Visit to the Hunter River, October-November 1804 -- Chapter 25. Grose River area, December 1804-January 1805 -- Chapter 26. Last days at Sydney -- Chapter 27. The return voyage and homecoming
Summary Transcripts of Robert Brown's diaries, supplemented with notes from the writings of Flinders and Good; Brown was the naturalist on the 'Investigator' voyage; maps and diary entries for places visited; mentions contact with Aboriginal peoples, including at: Princess Royal Harbour p. 96-99, 104-5 (includes a word list of eleven words); comments on drawings of van Diemen's land Aborigines at a meeting with Baudin at Encounter Bay, p. 179; at Sandy Cape p. 227; Bongare and Flinders interacting with local people 231-233; Nanberry and others attacked at Port Curtis p. 237-239; Keppel Bay p. 244, 258; Nanbury did not understand the language at Shoalwater Bay p. 259-260; the 'Lady Nelson' which was accompanying the 'Investigator' was sent back to Sydney, taking Nanbaree who was homesick); Murray Islands p. 290-3 (includes word list of five words and three men's names); p. 303 Pennefather River; place name for Mill Creek is Gurakarang or Yierakarang (includes word list of five plant names) p. 445-446; five kinds of kangaroo distinguished p. 446; meeting an Aboriginal party at Port Dalrymple p. 469-470; language of Van Dieman's Land collected by Brown at River Derwent (word list of 31 words) p. 482-483; visit from, then conflict with, Aborigines at Williams River (NSW) p. 553-554
Notes Includes index
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 609-622) and index
Notes Commonwealth of Australia 2001
Subject Brown, Robert, 1773-1858 -- Travel.
Brown, Robert, 1773-1858 -- Diaries.
Brown, Robert, 1773-1858 -- Travel -- Australia.
Investigator (Ship)
Investigator (Ship : Captain = Matthew Flinders)
Investigator (Ship : Captain = Matthew Flinders)
Natural history -- Australia -- History.
Scientific expeditions -- Australia -- History -- 19th century.
Naturalists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Botany -- Australia -- History.
Botanists -- Great Britain -- Biography.
Voyages and travels.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration.
Australia -- Discovery and exploration -- British
Genre/Form Biography.
Author Vallance, T. G., compiler
Moore, D. T., compiler
Groves, Eric W., compiler
LC no. 2002327760
ISBN 0642568170