Tom Petrie's reminiscences of early Queensland dating from 1837

Petrie, Constance Campbell Tom Petrie's reminiscences of early Queensland dating from 1837. Brisbane, Australia: Watson, Ferguson, 1904.

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Author Petrie, Constance Campbell
Title Tom Petrie's reminiscences of early Queensland dating from 1837
Place of Publication Brisbane, Australia
Publisher Watson, Ferguson
Publication year 1904
Sub-type Other
Open Access Status File (Publisher version)
Series Archive CD Books Australia collection
Language eng
Total number of pages 323
Formatted Abstract/Summary
My father's name is so well known in Queensland that no explanation of the title of this book is necessary. Its contents are simply what they profess to be-" Tom Petrie's Reminiscences ; " no history of Queensland being attempted, though a sketch of life in the early convict days is included in its pages. My father's association with the Queensland aborigines from early boyhood, was so intimate, and extended over so many years, that his experience of their manners, their habits, their customs, their traditions, myths, and folklore, have an undoubted ethnological value. Realising this, I determined as far as lay in my power to save from oblivion by presenting in book form, the vast body of information garnered in the perishable storehouse of one man's - my father's - memory.
To my friend, Dr. Roth, Chief Protector of Aboriginals, Queensland, I am indebted for the proper spelling of aboriginal words, and I wish to thank him for all his kindly interest and help. The spelling thus referred to is that adopted by the Royal Geographical Society of London, and followed in other continental countries. In this connection I may mention that the Brisbane or Turrbal tribe is identical with the Turrubul tribe of Rev. W. Ridley. It was my father who gave this gentleman the original information concerning these particular blacks.
Scientific names of trees and plants have been obtained through the courtesy of Mr. F. M. Bailey, F.L.S., Government
Botanist, Brisbane.
" Murrumba ," North Pine,
October, 1904.                                                                                                                                                                 
Keyword Aboriginal Australians -- Queensland
Queensland -- History -- 1824-1851
Queensland -- History -- 1851-1891
Q-Index Code AX
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Unknown
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