Duboisia Hopwoodii: A Colonial Curiosity

Keogh, Luke (2010) Duboisia Hopwoodii: A Colonial Curiosity. Queensland Historical Atlas: Histories, Cultures, Landscapes, 2009-2010 .


Author Keogh, Luke
Title Duboisia Hopwoodii: A Colonial Curiosity
Journal name Queensland Historical Atlas: Histories, Cultures, Landscapes
ISSN 1838-708X
Publication date 2010-09-13
Sub-type Article (original research)
Volume 2009-2010
Total pages 3
Editor Peter Spearritt
Marion Stell
Place of publication Brisbane, Qld, Australia
Publisher Queensland Historical Atlas
Collection year 2011
Language eng
Abstract Which way did Ludwig Leichhardt go? He must have passed through here. The sand dunes of far west Queensland must hold a secret to the mystery. In the far west, a basket held by an Aboriginal women has white man’s hair woven into it. Clothes, European clothes, are found near the basket. And bones, human remains, are brought back with the clothes. To the sub-inspector, Mr James A. Gilmour, he might have solved one of the great mysteries of colonial exploration. On 13 December 1871 Gilmour submits his report to The Brisbane Courier. He packages up the bones, the basket and the clothes, and takes them to Brisbane. With this package, as almost an aside, he takes the prepared plant of the drug Aborigines call ‘pituri’ and gives it to the chemist Dr Joseph Bancroft.
Keyword Aboriginals
Botany
Discovery
Drugs
Exploration
Pituri
Science
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ

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